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2011 Minnesota Breeders Auction Filly

Owned by Daly Pride Arabians, LLC Edward and Sarah Truitt Loomis, CA

Standing at Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph: 763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com


2010 Buckeye Champion Western Pleasure Extravaganza 2010 Buckeye Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland

PROUDLY owned by Barbara Lynn Hunt

Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • SCID Clear Trained by & standing at Garlands • Tommy & Dawn Garland • Greg Peak 915 Dorset Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 • 804.598.3657 www.TommyGarland.com Ferrara photo


2010 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

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June 2010

Contents 20

Cover Story: Vegaz—A Stallion Meant To Be Shared by Colleen Scott

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124 Youth

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Memorial Day Presentation … Midwest Style! The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman—Michael Byatt by Mary Kirkman

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Leaders Of The Times—Pyro Thyme SA by Colleen Scott

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The 2010 Region 7 Show Halter—Those Fabulous Futurities by Mary Kirkman

28 Youth

Youth Nationals: The Ultimate Celebration Of Horse And Rider by Colleen Scott

60 Youth

An Inside Look—The 2010 Youth Nationals Judges by Colleen Scott

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92 Youth

The Future Of The Breed—Arabian Horse Youth Association Moves Things Forward by Colleen Scott

124 Youth

2010 Youth Clips

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One Man’s Opinion by Bob Battaglia

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The Arabian Horse In History—The Battle Of Guadalete And The Saracen Conquest Of Spain by Andrew K. Steen

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Rohara And Rannenberg—25 Years

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2010 Argentine Nationals

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Advances In Equine Reproductive Science And Technology— Now Measured In Light Years, Part II by Linda White

On The Cover: Vegaz (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay), owned by Ken and Susan Knipe.

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Comments From The Editor

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Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland

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Calendar Of Events

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


The first steps. Mom’s soft encouraging nickers. Your arms around her neck for that magic first trip to the sunlit pastures. From her first breath you love and protect her, and we protect both of you.

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Comments From The Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Mike Villaseñor Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek

From Little Hands To Big Hands In this month’s issue, Arabian Horse Times celebrates the youth of our community in the annual 2010 Youth Nationals Yearbook section. One can’t deny that the experiences of one’s childhood and teenage years are like no other, and the far-reaching effects of those experiences last for the rest of our lives. Youth Nationals is one of those experiences; it is the time when kids learn the lessons of responsibility and achievement; how to handle victory and defeat; how to be a good friend and nevertheless compete with friends; how to work hard and how to enjoy sheer nonsense. What better place to learn all of that than at the barn with family and friends, both horses and humans? In recognition of the unique role that Arabian horses can play in children’s lives, we offered our e-newsletter photo contest “Little Helping Hands,” which “focused” on the interaction between Arabian horses and the young people in their lives. Winners were picked for the months of April, May and June, and are featured below. We think you’ll agree, there is little doubt of the attraction between children and their Arabian horses. April Winner

May Winner

June Winner

Submitted by Jenny Jones

Submitted by Ali Moore

Submitted by Katie Kreske

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The youth of our Arabian horse community have always been important to Arabian Horse Times, because we recognize that they are critical to the longterm vitality of the Arabian horse. Those little helping hands of today become the big helping hands of tomorrow—hands that will help shape and mold the future of the Arabian horse and its community.

Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

Kevin N. Ludden Editor

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U.S. National Champion

**Marwan Maarrwaan Al Al SShaqab haqaab & SSh ha haqa Shalina hal aliin na EEll JJamaal amaa am aal

Congratulations 2010 Region 12 Champions

Maahdallion Spotlight Futurity Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Owned by Nancy Janosik The Marhaabah Legacy Group Chris Anckersen, Manager 864-647-7588 • anckersen@aol.com www.Marhaabah.com

Marhaabah has proudly sired four Spotlight Futurity Champions in the three years since the Program’s inception. Congratulations also to Maarriah Region 12 Champion Futurity Mare Shown by Les Sichini Owned by Nancy Janosik

Marhaabahs Melody Spotlight Futurity Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Owned by Susan Snyder 2010 Fee: $2,500 Incentives Available Multi-Program Nominated Sire SCID & CA Clear

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UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION Scottsdale Signature Stallion • Iowa Gold Star Stallion

owned by: OAK RIDGE ARABIANS • Don & Janey Morse • Freeport, IL

For breeding information please contact: Judi Anderson • 612.328.1057

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"We sought perfection" ... He answered!

DA Valentino x Sol Natique, sired by Solstice

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THEY COME

SEE HER AT MIDWEST AS SHE RISES TO GREATNESS.

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N AT TIONAL CHAMPION MARE

*Khadraj NA x SF Georgia

PROUDLY OWNED BY: MARINO ARABIANS ANTHONY, AJ, BRITTANY AND DENISE MARINO ~ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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Mizan Taj Halim AA S Sabotaj CAJ Gaymoniet

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Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

2009 Filly • Quintessential Fire • Baskghazi x Afires Quintina Trained and standing at Showtime Training Center Contact Tish Kondas at 770.252.3300 • cell: 678.427.0595 www.showtimetrainingcenter.net Proudly owned by Smoky Mountain Park Arabians Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • cell: 865-388-0507 Trainer Mike Miller www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

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Baske Afire

Afire Bey V Mac Baske *El Ghazi

RY Fire Ghazi

RL Rah Fire

Huckleberry Bey Autumn Fire Baskevich AH Meditation Aloes Elektra Le Fire Raha Melima

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Cover Story:

Vegaz— A Stallion Meant To Be Shared

Wilson has been a part of the Vegaz story since he spotted the stallion as a 2-year-old at the Addis Auction and helped current owners Ken and Susan Knipe purchase him. Thus, it is no surprise that Wilson, himself, would choose to breed the ChriShan Park mares to him. Others have now become fans of the stallion and with the babies on the ground, the excitement is building about what Vegaz brings to the table as a sire.

by Colleen Scott What happens with Vegaz (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay, by MHR Nobility) isn’t likely to stay with Vegaz as the handsome bay stallion’s talent is such that Arabian horse lovers around the country are taking notice and throwing down the dice by pairing their best mares to the young, but already two-time national champion. With a pedigree that reads like a who’s who of the Arabian horse, a proven show ring record and several dozen promising progeny already on the ground, it doesn’t seem like much of a gamble. In fact, breeding to Vegaz seems more like a sure thing. Bred by Carmelle and Shawn Rooker, and born in July, 2003, Vegaz has what it takes to make his mark on the industry. Says Carmelle, “Vegaz is true to his pedigree. By the renowned park horse Apollopalooza and out of an MHR Nobility daughter, his athleticism and trainability are no accident. We are very proud to have bred a horse this exceptional in both the show ring and as a sire. We are looking forward to watching many more victory passes by both him and his get.” Fans of Vegaz have already seen him make two victory passes, first in 2006 as the U.S. National Champion Arabian English Pleasure Futurity horse. He followed that victory up with an unforgettable performance at the 2008 U.S. Nationals in the Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse class, winning unanimously. Both rides were with Chris Wilson of ChriShan Park in the irons. This show season marks the first for the Vegaz get, and they already are generating excitement. The first debut was at the Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes. Man About Vegaz VA (Vegaz x Moonbeam DGL, by The Nobelest) was shown in the Arabian English Performance Association’s (AEPA) Yearling In-Hand class, designed expressly as an aptitude evaluation to determine a yearling’s potential for being an English riding horse. Finishing in the ribbons, Man About Vegaz VA created a lot of buzz at the show. “I had a lot of positive feedback about him from some very respected trainers,” shares Wilson. The colt is owned by Victoria Arabians LLC. Wilson is excited about other Vegaz progeny he is starting to train at ChriShan Park. He is looking forward to the 2011 U.S. National performance futurities with the Vegaz offspring. He has started working three Half-Arabians: CSP Worthy Wager (x Worthy’s Take a Bow), JA Casino Royale (x Santana’s Rare Essence), and Royal Flush SKF (x Hillcroft Princess Royal). Working with them for just a short time, he is already convinced they have tremendous potential. “They are training really well,” he says. “They are all very sensible, have soft mouths, high, well-set necks with good length and good bend at the poll. They are also handling their training very well,” he says. But even more important, the 2-year-olds are already showing exciting, easy and natural motion he says. 20 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

NATIONAL CHAMPION

Nancy Hill of 6D Ranch Ltd., says they chose to breed their multi-national titled mare Empress Of Bask to Vegaz after seeing him win at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. “We chose him because we were impressed by his performance. We felt that his performance was amazing and thought his pedigree was a good match for our mare,” she says. The resulting colt, SD Graceland, was born in July, 2009, and the 6D Ranch team is excited about his potential. Gerry and Loretta Reeder of Stargate Arabians also chose Vegaz for one of their premier broodmares. “We were fortunate to acquire Marrina (Zodiac Matador x Fierina), a full sister to our Mattaffair. We chose Vegaz for her. We got a bay colt who is not only beautiful, but upright, athletic and trotty! It is just what we had hoped for, and expected, from this cross,” she says. When Katie Burr of Burrline LLC and trainer Rob Bick were looking for a stallion to breed to, they were drawn to Vegaz following his 2008 U.S. Nationals performance as well. Their new filly, Stripteaze (Vegaz x Firebey Berry, by Hucklebey Berry), is still at her mother’s side, but Burr already sees tremendous potential. “Vegaz has improved upon the mare, and this combination looks like it will be a pretty good cross,” she says. “She has lots of quality, and we are really happy with her.” Burr is so impressed with the first Vegaz baby they’ve had that she is planning to visit ChriShan Park to see more. Besides looking forward to the debut of Vegaz offspring in the performance arena in 2011, Wilson is also looking forward to the promise of the stallion’s offspring as future breeding stock. Already Vegaz has proven he can deliver the type of qualities breeders find appealing: great dispositions, short backs, long front legs, low-set hocks, extremely upright necks and prominent eyes with good expression. Yet, there is even more to the desirability of the Vegaz pedigree. “This stallion’s pedigree is already strong on its own merits,” says Wilson. “When both his sire, Apollopalooza, and his grandsire, MHR Nobility, died, Ken and I both thought these fabulous bloodlines were gone. However, they have a very capable progenitor in Vegaz. His pedigree is deep and true, and he is the perfect outcross for so many kinds of mares—Afire Bey V, Baske Afire, *El Ghazi, Afires Heir, Huckleberry Bey, SF Specs Shocwave, Triften and Zodiac Matador mares, including Mamage and Matoi daughters.” Luck? In the cards? A roll of the dice? Although there might be some luck to it, as there is with all breeding decisions, the odds seem to be in the favor of those who choose Vegaz.


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2010 Filly Vegaz x Huckleberry Bey daughter

Golden Nugget SKF 2008 H/A Gelding Vegaz x Doubletrees Gold Accent Owned by Ken & Susan Knipe

NATIONAL CHAMPION

Royal Flush SKF 2008 H/A Gelding Vegaz x Hillcroft Princess Royal Owned by Ken & Susan Knipe

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2010 Filly Vegaz x Barbarys Dawn Owned by Jim & Mary Dahling

2010 Colt Vegaz x JJ Sioux Hope Owned by Jim & Jeannie Wilson

2010 Colt Vegaz x Rah Fires Legacy CMF Owned by JLR Arabians

NATIONAL CHAMPION

Proudly owned by Ken & Susan Knipe of Palmyra, PA • 717.838.8001 Standing at ChriShan Park, Springfield, MO • Call Chris Wilson at 612.723.0266 • www.ChriShanPark.com J U NE 2010 | 25


2009 Grey Colt • Pictured barefoot at 15 months

A pedigree of over 43 National Championships in the first three generations alone! Apollopalooza

Vegaz SMS Forever Bay A Temptation

Tainted Luv Toi Jabaska

EVERON FARM ~ Doug & Karen Schultz 7984 SE 32nd Road, Saint Joseph, MO 64507 mobile 913.367.5757 • dschultz@jpsi.com 26 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AA Apollo Bey TF Magical Witch MHR Nobility NDL Bettina Tempter A Love Song Matoi MC Jabaskolee

Everon Farm anxiously awaits the career of this exciting colt along with: EF Trific Shoc (SF Specs Shocwave X Triften daughter) EF Viva La Vegaz (Vegaz X Mattatoska, by Zodiac Matador) Venuz (VCP Magnifire X SMS Forever Bay, dam of Vegaz)

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2009 Bay Colt

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Apollopalooza

Vegaz SMS Forever Bay The Nobelest

Moonbeam DGL Melody Afire

AA Apollo Bey TF Magical Witch MHR Nobility NDL Bettina MHR Nobility Bey Aperitif V Afire Bey V Markiv Coronation

2010 Chestnut Colt (pictured top right) Vegaz x Miz Margeaux V Dam is the only full sibling to HBB! 2010 Bay Filly (pictured bottom right) Vegaz x LBC Noble Spirit Dam is by MHR Nobility

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For your consideration. We invite your inquiries. Apollopalooza

Vegaz SMS Forever Bay Baske Afire

Bella Baske Whimsey Bey

AA Apollo Bey TF Magical Witch MHR Nobility NDL Bettina Afire Bey V Mac Baske Woodwind V Homestead Werbora

Vegaz

Apollopalooza SMS Forever Bay OKW Firecracker

LLC Morfire Heart In Motion

CLAIRE & MARGARET LARSON Tea, SD For information contact Chris Wilson at 612.723.0266.

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AA Apollo Bey TF Magical Witch MHR Nobility NDL Bettina Hucklebey Berry Lite My Fire The Chief Justice MC Jabaskina


NATIONAL CHAMPION

Proudly owned by Ken & Susan Knipe of Palmyra, PA 717.838.8001 Standing at ChriShan Park, Springfield, MO Call Chris Wilson at 612.723.0266 www.ChriShanPark.com J U NE 2010 | 29


Precision in a pedigree of

Park Perfection. (With no lines to Huckleberry Bey.)

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*Elimar MHR Nobility

HAR Nahra Zodiac Matador

Mattatoska Bint Mi Toska

Owned by Susan Meyer James, Luxemburg, WI Trained by & standing at Chrishan Park, Chris Wilson (cell) 612.723.0266 • chris@chrishanpark.com Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

2010 introductory stud fee is $2000 and includes first collection, shipping & handling fee ($600).

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2010 colt • SHF Encore x Victorian Toi

Owned by: THE ENCORE SELECT GROUP Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians Contact Mike Brennan, breeding manager 952-492-6590 • www.Cedar-Ridge.com

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MEMORIAL DAY PRESENTATION … MIDWEST STYLE!

Memorial Day Presentation …

Midwest Style!

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MEMORIAL DAY PRESENTATION … MIDWEST STYLE!

Honoring Our Fallen American Soldiers & Celebr ating The Ar abian Horse by Lori Ricigliano, Lyndsey Boggs, and Jo Lauter When a gathering of special horses and close friends takes place, wonderful memories are made. This year’s annual Midwest Memorial Presentation, hosted by the Boggs family, is a great example of that fact! The action-packed weekend began as guests arrived at beautiful Elk River, Minn., early Saturday morning from destinations near and far, some even as far as Brazil! Clients and friends were welcomed with music, snacks, and drinks made to order. Stories started to flow, everyone caught up on how each friend had been doing, how wonderful the weather was, and how excited they were to see the horses and, of course, the anticipated highlight of all the 2010 foals! The traditional Saturday evening kick off was held at David and Terry Anne’s home, which is located one mile from Midwest. As guests arrived, they gravitated naturally to the impressive and beautifully-constructed

log barn which was accented by bouquets of hanging fresh flowers from the beams. Inside were housed some of the night’s special equine guests, a sample of the brand new foals of the season. It was pure magic, as the little foals danced across the lawn. Young Jake Boggs was on lawn patrol, riding the infamous and ever present family mascot, Trigger, the mini horse. Following the horse presentation, guests were directed to the backyard where they were greeted by the illuminated pool full of floating flowers and trees sparkling with blue white lights. An elegant dinner was in store for the 70 guests attending. A beautiful prayer of thanks was offered by friend and family pastor, Matt McClay, of Power Source Ministries. As the delicious meal was being served and the wine was poured, the special entertainment was introduced. It was “The Killer Hayseeds” band—an icon in Minnesota.

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MEMORIAL DAY PRESENTATION … MIDWEST STYLE! An eclectic mix of southern rock and country made the evening pass quickly. One of the highlights of the night was when Midwest’s Nate White shared his incredible vocal talents singing “Life Is A Highway” to a rousing standing ovation! As the music continued deep into the night, guests danced to each of the songs and some sat under the large illuminated oak tree and around the fire pits admiring the beauty of the night and looking forward to the next day’s showing of the international champion horses. Sunday morning came quickly to the Midwest Memorial Day guests. Coffee and refreshments were provided for the first of three presentations of horses at the farm. As beauty after beauty were presented, everyone felt truly blessed to be able to enjoy such wonderful animals. Among some of the special guests were: Don and Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians; Jim and Sally Bedeker of Gemini Arabians; Anthony, A.J., Denise and Britney

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Marino of Show Star Ranch; Lucky and Raegen Lurken, the owners of *Magnum Chall HVP; and Dan and Maureen Grossman of Stone Ridge Arabians—ready with carrots in hand! Upon meeting the first of the newest babies presented, Dan and Maureen instantly fell in love and purchased a beautiful daughter of National Champion *Shallenger, out of the Magnum Psyche daughter MiLady Magnum. At only 2 weeks old, she looked just like a porcelain doll. Congratulations were offered to the Grossmans, and the barbeque lunch was served on the patio overlooking the grounds of Midwest. The second group of horses was presented in the large training arena. This was a group containing the future champions and national champion contenders. Rounding out the presentation to the crowd’s sheer and utter amazement were the genetic giants Da Vinci FM and DA Valentino.


MEMORIAL DAY PRESENTATION … MIDWEST STYLE! The announcement was made by David for all to hurry and enjoy a “little rest” before the festivities on the famed “Midwest Pony Trail” that evening. The “Pony Trail” is a place located in the woods behind David and Terry Anne’s home. It is comprised of a winding, tree-covered, cedar-lined trail that leads to a sparkling pond spanned by a log bridge. The trail goes to an entertainment area that feels like Sherwood Forest, itself. Soft rock and jazz music began to echo, and a Brazilian-style dinner was prepared for the many guests to enjoy. Overhead and throughout the tree branches lights were hung and dance floor lights blinked in preparation. Soon it was time to let the disc jockey start to play music and welcome the first contestants of the karaoke contest. They were Paulo Levi and Anthony Marino, who sang their rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic, “When Somebody Loves You.” Everyone joined in the fun, and dancing and singing filled the rest of the evening.

Monday started with a continental breakfast and another horse showing. Junior National Champion Stallions *Maddox, RHR Marcedes and Vitorio TO led the excitement and gently took carrots from the hands of their many admirers. Soon after, the new 2010 foals were shown. Included in this group were DA Valentino and Da Vinci FM foals that were brought from farms in Illinois and Indiana for the Memorial Day party. Beautiful daughters of Magnum Psyche were paraded before the attendees as well, and one, Persia (x Bint Bey Shah), was purchased by Jim and Sally Bedeker from her breeders, Bob and Janene Boggs. It was truly wonderful to witness friends and clients interacting with their horses on such a personal level, and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s Memorial Day! ■

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Borsalino K *Encore Ali x *Keepsake V by Huckleberry Bey

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Michael Byatt The

Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman

by Mary Kirkman

Internationally-renowned halter showman Michael Byatt is a throwback—a throwback to the days when the top Arabian trainers showed in both halter and performance. Many of his fans today might be surprised to learn that his earliest national titles came with performance horses; it took a few twists of fate to focus him on the in-hand division. Now more than three decades into his career, his standards retain their original scope. He continues to appreciate horses from a horseman’s point of view, balancing form to function, understanding the relationship between beauty and physical ability.

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MICHAEL BYATT

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MICHAEL BYATT

How does a trainer reach that point in his career where his record is so successful that just being on the end of a lead affirms his horse as a serious contender? Where his phone rings with offers to show Arabians at distant points on the globe, to visit countries that many people only read about? Byatt’s experience would indicate that the old-fashioned way works best: He worked hard, and he hasn’t forgotten what it took to get where he is today. “I competed in six Nationals before I ever made a cut,” he smiles. “It didn’t matter. When I made cuts and got top 20s, I kept the ribbons for 30 years because it was that important and it was wonderful.”

of politics and public service, and a definite emphasis on awareness of other cultures. The influences of his early life were strong and colorful, the first being his grandfather, the longtime mayor of a tiny North Carolina town called Marshville. Although his constituency may not have been large, Allen Griffin was highly respected; he represented the state on trade missions abroad—as early as the 1970s, he was traveling to Iran—and also was a well-known voice in its politics. “I still consider North Carolina kind of my home,” Byatt reflects. “It was the greatest spot in the world because my grandparents were there.”

Along the way, he had some lucky breaks. More than that, though, he had a world of talent, and by the time he cracked the big time, a lot of experience. Grounding it all was a family background that encouraged reaching for the stars and equipped him to handle the world scene.

His parents—his father, William (“Bill”), was a physicist and his mother, Evelyn, an art professor—were also definite personalities. When Michael was 6 weeks old, Bill took a job working in Los Alamos, N.M., and moved the family west. Both he and Evelyn were active in Democratic politics, and the house hosted an array of visitors, from former governor John F. Simms to the Kennedys. In 1968, Bill Byatt was a campaign manager in the state of New Mexico for Robert Kennedy during the ill-fated presidential campaign that ended with Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles.

A Horse Trainer? Michael Byatt was born in Charlotte, N.C., into a family that had little to do with horses. In fact, the priority for him and his two brothers was education, with a hefty dose

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From the beginning, the Byatt children were raised with an awareness of the world at large. A great-great uncle had served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany, and when Michael was 10, his father took a sabbatical in South America that moved the family to Ecuador. “I had parents that were very open-minded,” he recalls, “and through their personal experiences, they wanted to make sure that my brothers and I were as expansive in our thinking and our movement as possible. They were very, very educated, as their parents had been, and it was important to them that languages were spoken, that other cultures were considered. The world I was exposed to was very tolerant and diverse.” That framework fell apart when Byatt was 11, and his parents divorced. By then, the affinity for animals that had been apparent since he was a toddler had blossomed into a dedication that centered his life on horses. There were horses next door to the family’s Albuquerque home, and some of his earliest memories are of feeding them pears from the trees in his backyard. His godparents also had horses, and visits to their home near the Rio Grande gave him basic experience in riding. “They had two sons and two daughters, and my two brothers and I were very close friends with them. We would ride those horses up and down the river every weekend and in the summers—all the time we could. That’s the way the horse thing started, just with horses.” Arabians entered the picture in the late 1960s, when the U.S. Nationals came to town. He went to the show, and through a neighbor, breeder Ethel Ortenburger, got involved on a personal basis. “In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was buying horses from Sheila Varian,” Byatt remembers. “We also had Jen Mar Arabians—Jennifer Byrd—who in 1972 had the United States National Champion Gelding Silfaun, who happened to be Ray LaCroix’s very first national champion. Those were the

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horses I was exposed to early on in the Arabian business. The Dearth brothers were growing up there, and Bud and Lu Adams were in Los Lunas. We had a lot of good opportunities to see beautiful horses, and I was completely, completely, immersed in it and loved it.” Another resident of Albuquerque at the time was Gil Chavez, who would go on to be a well-regarded Arabian and later Andalusian trainer from the 1970s on. Byatt cleaned stalls for Chavez’s father in exchange for board for his horse. A flexible educational situation lent time to improve his skills; when he transferred from a private academy to public high school, his previous credits lightened his class load during his junior and senior years. He spent the time with the horses. Michael Byatt’s decision to pursue a life in Arabian horses did not go over well with his father, but he was undeterred. The day he graduated, in January of his senior year, he got on a plane for California. He had a job with Don DeLongpré, and his career was launched.

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degree. “That is the one area I would re-do in all of this,” he says, looking back. “I would graduate college before going out into the world.” But at the time, his career was already on an upward trajectory, so before finishing four years of study, he was back in the show ring.

A look at Michael Byatt’s early career in Arabians is a walk down a memory lane of well-known names in the Arabian breed at the time: Don DeLongpré, who was at the helm of the remarkable Barbary’s career; Sitting After five years as a journeyman trainer, Michael Byatt Rock Farm’s Dick Landmasser; Chavers Arabians; Dale saw everything change, almost overnight, in 1981. It came Bergh at Dalur (in 1978, Michael showed the future courtesy of a black *Aladdinn daughter called Ddinnerka, Scottsdale and U.S. National Champion Mare Rohara the second name on his roster of “career-changing” Tsultress to her first championship as a yearling for names. She belonged to Dellene Warner and Gilbert Bergh and Rohara). Then there was Denise Borg, who Van Camp, who booked him to show her as a yearling at stood Ariston, in Santa Ynez; and Bevans Arabians, Scottsdale. It was a which featured daunting task: There such standouts as were more than 100 Basquelita and fillies entered in the Country Heir, full division. The show siblings by *Bask. was held at Paradise There, his most Park, and although cherished memory he had exhibited was a name from his at Scottsdale as far past—the gelding back as the event’s he had admired a McCormick Park few years before in days, he had never Albuquerque, U.S. won anything. National Champion Ddinnerka was Gelding Silfaun. The a different story. gelding was the first She glowed blueof a quartet of what Michael Byatt and Ddinnerka. black in the desert Byatt calls “careersun and won the changing horses.” yearling division handily, then closed out the week with “I ended up riding Silfaun to the open U.S. National the Scottsdale Junior Filly Championship. To make Championship in Western Pleasure in 1980,” he says. “I it all sweeter, his other horses all went top ten. In the think I was the youngest person (I was 22) ever to win space of a week, Michael Byatt went from being one the open western at the U.S. Nationals.” more promising name on the horizon to a center stage performer in the Arabian horse business. All in all, there were a lot of stops and a lot of experience, including a brief stint of running his own barn. “I “From that moment on, my life became a plane ride,” traveled all around the U.S., showing horses out of the he says. He was invited to do halter clinics, and in the back of my trailer and sleeping in the stalls or the trucks, fall, he was booked by Cecelia and Hans Bourghardt of having the greatest time,” he reflects. “Riding with good Aspenäs Arabstuteri HB in Sweden to show their horses people, staying up all night watching Gene LaCroix ride at the Salon du Cheval. anything and everything, watching Bruce Howard. At this time, I was strictly performance-oriented. That’s all Despite Byatt’s sudden prominence, the halter emphasis I really did—but we all did everything back then. We did didn’t claim him immediately; for the next few years, halter, English, western, equitation, everything.” he continued riding and driving horses, and saw his first top tens (“no championships, but top tens”) in In addition to the equine experience, Byatt also took time English. By the time he moved to Texas to work for to return to Albuquerque and log credits toward a college

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Michael Byatt and JA Rave Review.

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Tom and Lanella Gray’s Act III, he had credentials on both sides of the show ranks. But since the Grays’ son, Sky, was the performance trainer, Michael for the first time focused almost solely on halter. Augmenting his growing reputation was a steady demand from European owners that he get on a plane and exhibit their horses. Middle Eastern owners would come aboard for the first time in 1985, and Australia also became a destination in those years. The change grew more pronounced when he went to the Kale family’s Karho Arabians in 1984. Although he continued to ride on a limited basis, Karho’s priority for him was halter. “So I continued to evolve as a halter trainer,” he says. “It wasn’t through any particular choice; that’s just the way it worked.” Two significant changes occurred for Michael Byatt as the decade went on: In October, 1987, he went out on his own, opening a training center at Sandspur, in Scottsdale, and in November, 1988, he married Ann McGregor. The couple made the decision to look for a home base away from the Arabian vortex of Scottsdale,

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and chose the Atlanta area, where Michael opened an operation first as a part of Talaria Farms, and then in his own facility under the name Arabco. In addition to his by-then regular contingent of halter horses, there was a versatile young English contender named JA Rave Review—the third on his list of life-altering horses. Over the following five years, Michael rode and drove Rave Review to national championships in pleasure driving, English pleasure and informal combination. By that time, his ability as a performance trainer came as something of a surprise to the spectators at Arabian shows: He had made such a name in halter that his earlier expertise had been almost forgotten. “Rave Review was incredibly important,” he observes, “in the respect that I could win national champion stallion, English and driving, already having won western. Rave Review kind of completed the picture.” The rest, as they say, is history—too many champions, too many names to list. Michael refuses to cite favorites. What is more important and perhaps less well known has been his role in breeding and marketing some of the


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world’s most respected champions/horses. Almost as soon as he was on his own, Michael Byatt was able to express a longtime passion for breeding Arabians—not just showing and marketing fine individuals, but breeding them as well. The years of working around the country and internationally paid off with an enviable knowledge of Arabian bloodlines and their representatives. A good example might be the history of the powerhouse stallion Marwan Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab Stud in Doha, Qatar, and the fourth of the milestone horses. Byatt’s involvement is integral to the story. It began in 1993, when he, together with Kathy Teitrich, assembled the group that purchased the stallion Anaza El Farid. Then, a year later, he put together the purchase of the prestigious Gucci herd, from which he sold U.S. National Champion Mare Kajora, who was in foal to Anaza El Farid, to Al Shaqab Stud. The mating resulted in Gazal Al Shaqab, U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion, World and Middle East Champion Stallion, and an internationally-renowned sire who would spend two years heading the stallion ranks in Poland. (Of that sojourn, Janów Podlaski Stud Director Marek

Trela said in a 2009 interview, “I would certainly lie if I didn’t say that the one of the greatest merit was Gazal Al Shaqab. We scored a bull’s eye with him.”) From Gazal Al Shaqab came Marwan Al Shaqab, twice the unanimous U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion, World Champion Colt (twice) and Stallion, Nations Cup Champion Colt and Stallion, European Champion Colt, and Qatari Champion Colt and Stallion. For the past three years, Marwan has ranked at or near the head of sire lists for Scottsdale and the U.S. Nationals. And there are other examples of guidance for clients, both in breeding and marketing, that have equaled the international success of the training and showing end of Michael Byatt Arabians. It was his emergence as a breeder that led Byatt finally to change the name of his business from “Arabco” to “Michael Byatt Arabians” in 1997, the year he moved the operation to Texas, eventually settling in New Ulm, outside Houston. “I didn’t want to be known as just a trainer,” he explains. “I wanted my name as a breeder attached to the horses. I wanted there to be more meat on the bone than just to be a training stable.”

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and morality of how we treated animals, and the choices that they didn’t have.

Today’s Priorities So, where does it all lead? How does the experience of a decades-long career translate to today? Byatt shows no signs of slowing down; he’s on the road more than half the year—but with careful recognition of a family that includes three children. There is an attention to detail that ensures attendance at the kids’ activities and taking them on trips with him, introducing them to the world with the same open-minded counsel that he received from his own parents. Implicit in the lifestyle is a respect for work.

“Then having kids, being honorable to them and being a role model and doing things with integrity was really important to me. It was important that there never was a chance that they could call me a hypocrite, or that they ever saw duplicity in my actions.”

Michael Byatt is candid that one change which has come over the years is his handling of the horses. As much as he loves them, he admits to having been guilty, particularly in the 1980s, of treating them in ways that he does not countenance today. He credits his wife with opening his eyes. “Marriage was a whole different level of responsibility,” he says. “I had to take care of somebody; I couldn’t make choices that were selfish. Ann is an incredible horsewoman, herself, and one of the most empathetic human beings toward animals—if I ever crossed the line (in handling horses) with her, it was so shocking to her. She cannot understand jerking and slapping horses, and anything more is totally unacceptable to her. She always made me question. We had real conversations about the ethics

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“(Training) is the application of repetition and release from pressure and stimulus, whether you are riding a horse or standing it up in halter. I think

He is remarkably frank when he looks back at how the horses had come to be handled, especially in the 1980s as the Arabian business rode a financial rollercoaster. For him and for many trainers, he says, the pressure of showing and marketing took control. “Frankly, shortcuts were necessary at one point, when we had so many horses in training. They’d come in late and we had to do things in an ‘expeditious manner.’” Even now, he remains slightly mystified as to how he went off track in the first place. “In the beginning of my life, we didn’t do any of that (mishandling). And then it became common practice to ginger and to hit, to overdo it. I remember the first time I gingered a horse—it was a big deal. And then it became so easy to do it, and it became too much.

riding makes you understand a horse’s way of thinking better, so you become fairer in the way you treat it because you know better how to approach that horse mentally.”

“Then I had a partner and a support group in Ann. If I ever felt like, ‘Oh, I can’t compete,’ she’d say, ‘Who cares? Wouldn’t we rather not compete? If your kid finds out you’ve cheated and abused to win, in the long term, how good is that going to be for the kids?’ Those are


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the questions I faced and dealt with and came out on the better end of it.” It all came together in the mid-1990s. He made a conscious decision to change—but not without the realization that everything he had worked to build, his international reputation and level of success, could be severely diminished. “To me, (our industry) had gone from marijuana to heroin,” he explains. “I wanted to revert to spiked tea.” He went forward with his changes anyhow, and to his surprise, the ribbons and trophies kept coming. “It was an epiphany,” he says. “I made a real clean break from my past, and I absolutely can look myself in the mirror

and say that I have never, ever, once deviated from that promise that I made to myself and to the horses in my care since 1997.” The benefits were immediate and hands-on. “From a gingering standpoint, on any horse raised on my farm, I can pick its tail up and stand under it, with its tail draped over my head like a wig, and a horse would never ever consider kicking me because it’s worried about getting gingered,” he smiles. “It has no feeling of being threatened; it is completely comfortable with my playing with its tail. In mares, we don’t have the infections, the clean-up, all of that nasty mess that came with gingering horses vaginally or rectally. That’s important—but the most important thing to me is that I have that horse’s trust.”

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The Wisdom Of Training After nearly a lifetime of involvement with Arabian horses and a lot of evaluating his own methods, Michael Byatt has definite ideas about how best to train horses. At this point in his career, he offers that he is lucky to have an important edge: the luxury of time. Most of the horses he shows are born on his farm, and he not only knows them, but he and his staff educate them—not for the standup pose, but simply in life skills—from the beginning. “We start right from a week old,” he says. “We temp every foal twice a day, so they are handled a lot. After about a week, all of our babies get turned out 24/7 regardless of who they are, unless there is a reason (like a physical condition) that they have to stay in. They are caught and handled twice a day every day, just to be haltered, led around, temped, brushed, have their feet handled. So they

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are educated in a lot of ways, and a thoroughly educated horse makes a much easier horse to deal with, whatever you want to do with it.” That framework of knowledge serves the youngsters well when they finally do enter show training, he says. “We’re not having huge struggles with horses having to learn how to lead, tie, go on the walker—all of that is being slowly transitioned into their lives in a process. I think that the more a horse understands what is being asked of it, the better it’s going to be. “I tend to be a little tedious and repetitive in the preparation, but I think those things are absolutely important components to a fully-educated horse, and it becomes so much easier and lighter and simpler to get an important looking standup if the horse is fully educated in some really elementary things—like walking in a straight


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line, backing in a straight line, moving away from the pressure of the chain, moving off the pressure of a chain, doing all of the ground techniques you can possible do to maneuver a horse into its proper state before you ask for that more intense look. All of those fundamental core elements of an education, be it a horse or a person, are going to make the end product that much better.”

It is fair to point out that not every horse is going to be an angel; some arrive on the planet with challenging temperaments. Does his system “fix” all of them? “We don’t have wild horses,” he replies. “We have some fractious ones by nature, but they’ve still been handled. It’s a long process of teaching from the very beginning that there are boundaries and barriers.”

He likens the process to human education. “You’re not going to get to the Ph.D. unless you’ve gone to elementary school and through all the steps required to get that last degree. The look that we want to get at the Nationals has to begin in elementary school, and that’s the fundamental thing I want to do with every single horse.”

Specifically, how would he handle one that has its own ideas about equine supremacy? “Before I’d try to teach it anything, I’d first make sure it was receptive to being taught,” he says. “That oftentimes is just by working a horse hard so that it’s not thinking about things other than ‘this is a person in front of me, so let me pay a little attention.’ So, if a horse came out and was really fractious, I might just lunge or free lunge or ride or do something with it before I’d ask it to learn something, because it’s too fresh-minded. I’d try to be fair with it; I’d put myself in that horse’s head a little bit. What’s he thinking? ‘I’m so jazzed up right now, I’ve had 12 Red Bull®s, I can’t think about yoga meditation right now’? So, I’m going to get all that Red Bull® out of his system and then I’m going to ask him to get on with the yoga.”

Rushing is not part of the program, and he observes that often the horses aren’t fully prepared when they hit the Scottsdale show ring. “I don’t really care if they have a big standup there or not, because I know that down the road, they’ll be fine.” That they routinely do well at the high profile show, he says, is a testament to the basic education they have received, whether or not they’ve yet “graduated.”

“I didn’t want to be known as just a trainer. I wanted my name as a breeder attached to the horses. I wanted there to be more meat on the bone than just to be a training stable.”

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A Blend Of Halter And Performance Perspectives Michael Byatt still rides. After all these years of halter showmanship, he is still comfortable on a horse with or without a saddle. In an age of specialization, that makes him an increasingly rare bird, since with horses more targeted to specific duties, most trainers have become more focused as well. Asked what is lost when a halter trainer doesn’t have riding in his background, Byatt won’t go there. “Let’s talk about what we gain from the experience and knowledge of riding a horse,” he counters. “We learn how mechanically they work and why certain conformational points become more desirable. As a halter trainer, you might seek those things out. As they benefit the performance horse, they also benefit the halter horse, because things become easier for them to do.”

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Specifically? “If a horse is conformationally really super solid to be an English horse, for example, or a western horse, it’ll have a better laid-back shoulder. Then you don’t have to work so hard to make a horse trot well or look pretty through the neck as it’s standing up in its pose. That goes to the structure of a horse’s poll; if a horse is built to break at the poll correctly, it is going to be easier to bridle and its job is going to be easier. If you have that understanding, you will also understand how much easier it is for a horse to do that in a halter pose. You’ll know how a horse’s mind and body work together. I think if you ride horses, if you’ve tacked them up and cared for them and you’ve tended them that way, you are probably disciplined in a different way and cognizant of certain things that you might not be if you have never done that.


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“(Training) is the application of repetition and release from pressure and stimulus, whether you are riding a horse or standing it up in halter,” he continues. “I think riding makes you understand a horse’s way of thinking better, so you become fairer in the way you treat it because you know better how to approach that horse mentally. It takes an element of the physicality out of it. The training doesn’t have to be heavy-handed if you truly understand how a horse thinks mentally through the process, and understand how it works physically through the process. That’s what I think you gain by riding horses: You just know them better.” Is the industry better or worse now, with specialization the order of the day? “I don’t know,” he demurs. “I can’t get my hands around that. But for me, my own personal life experience has been so enriched by riding horses because it was the birthplace of my love affair with them—the relationship I had with those horses, in that I was their caretaker and companion and they were my caretaker and companion. It was so important in my own upbringing to have ridden, to know how to do that and to have had that relationship.”

also its growth in other countries. In recent years, just as halter and performance horses have been classified with labels here, there seems to be a trend of sorting foreign tastes into categories as well (or perhaps the trend is more noticeable as more horses come equipped with passports). Where is it all leading? How could the passion for Arabians, in its many tastes, be best integrated? “I’ve been dealing with this issue for a long time,” he nods, and sketches the basic differences. “We in the U.S. are so focused on and so conscious of riding our horses and their being sound, using horses (of course, horses have won in America that don’t qualify on that criteria). Yet, in general, a lot of our judges are performance trainers, we have a history of riding horses in this country, and we’ve brought in so many judges and people from outside breeds that have had an influence on the Arabian. So, there is a certain look that is prevalent here, whereas I think the European horse breeders have lent themselves to a more artistic, soulful, dreamlike horse—at times to the detriment of its athleticism. I think it’s gotten a little better lately, and if we continue to try to meld those two types into the perfect shade of grey, then we’re all going to benefit, because we’re going to have a really beautiful, useable, rideable horse.

It’s A Small World For Arabian Horses With nearly three decades of showing internationally as well as in the United States, Michael Byatt has watched not only the cycles of the Arabian horse business here, but

“Somebody asked me recently what is it going to take to really fix this breed,” he continues. “I’ve addressed publicly the need to be honest and truthful, and other issues. But I think if we fill the arena with 30 absolutely

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dreamlike, soulful, artistic, athletic-moving and useable horses that really entertain people—and not two or three great horses with a bunch of okay horses—I think that would go so far to making our business better again. Thirty horses that you lose yourself in are going to be really good entertainment, and we have to appeal to that entertainment level that people want when they are spending discretionary money.” For the present, Michael Byatt will continue to enjoy what by anyone’s estimation is an incredibly successful career and lifestyle. At one time, he made noises about slowing down, but that doesn’t seem to be on the immediate agenda. Even the travel, while sometimes tiring, is rewarding. “I love the privilege of it,” he says. “I sometimes can’t imagine how lucky I’ve been to be able to meet the people I’ve met, to be in the places I’ve been, to see the world as I’ve seen it.” In the end, it is all about the horses—the ones who started it all. ■

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Pyro Thyme SA by Colleen Scott

When a stallion bursts into the U.S. Nationals show ring with such charisma, type, presence, and attitude that he captures an unanimous champion title from the judging panel, you know he is something special. Such is the case with Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW), the 2007 choice of the judges for U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion. Few that were there that night will ever forget it, especially his owners, Claire and Margaret Larson, and trainer, Andrew Sellman, of Argent Farms. What Sellman experienced that particular night and still does even today is an echo of the sentiments of everyone else that saw him. “He has reconfirmed my attraction to Arabian horses. He is extremely intelligent, athletic, and artistically beautiful.”

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Besides his owners, trainer and the crowd that was privileged enough to see him claim his unanimous U.S. Nationals Championship title, there is another individual that remains enamored with Pyro Thyme SA to this day—Angie Larson, the Larsons’ granddaughter, who prepared the stallion for his class and is still his daily caretaker. “It was the most amazing experience, not just because he won,” she says. “He gave my grandparents their first U.S. National Championship, as well as Andrew’s first win in stallions at the U.S. Nationals.” That Pyro Thyme’s light was burning bright at the 2007 U.S. Nationals came as no surprise to longtime followers of the stallion. He had been U.S. National


PYRO THYME SA Champion Futurity Colt in 2003, held multiple regional titles, was Scottsdale Champion in 2005, and U.S. National Reserve Champion Junior Stallion the same year. His captivating appearance in Tingley Coliseum the last year the U.S. Nationals was held in Albuquerque capped a long career of memorable public outings for the handsome, bay stallion. Yet, Pyro Thyme has brought more to the Larson family than trophies and ribbons. Bred by Tom and June Yahola, Pyro Thyme SA arrived at Argent Farms late in 2006 and was purchased by Claire and Margaret Larson shortly after that. Angie Larson became his caretaker upon his arrival. Besides preparing the stallion prior to his national championship, she is responsible for seeing to his needs on a daily basis. The two have become the best of friends. “I have been Pyro Thyme’s caretaker since he came to Argent Farms late in 2006 and feel so fortunate to have him in my life,” she says. “He was an orphan; so, he is very dependent on me which I love. His stall is the first one you see when you enter the barn, and he is quite vocal. He talks all day as I do my work, and we understand each other perfectly. We have a very special bond and he has so much personality.” Now 10, Pyro Thyme SA is enjoying the life of a breeding stallion. “Since his U.S. title, we have concentrated on breeding him to the very best mares possible, and he has been doing an outstanding job,” says Larson. Indeed, the Pyro Thyme progeny have been making their sire and his family proud, particularly at this year’s Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Andrew Sellman led WC Jasmine (Pyro Thyme SA x Jullye Jones JCA) to first place in the Arabian Breeding Yearling Fillies of April 16 – July 31 class, and Larson was unanimous Champion in the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Yearling Fillies class with LLC Briana (Pyro Thyme SA x RD Fabreanna). “I got to prepare both fillies and present LLC Briana on my grandparents’ behalf,” Larson says. “It was truly an awesome experience I will not soon forget, as she was also bred by them.” LLC Briana is now owned by Mulawa Arabians and is headed to Australia. Others that have been in the winner’s circle include Canadian National Champion Two-Year-Old Jackpot Gelding Marithyme LLC (Pyro Thyme SA x Madamoiselle M, by Magnum Psyche). Besides his victory in the halter ring, the gelding has proven what Larson has believed all along—Pyro Thyme SA

Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW).

produces offspring that are breeding quality and can also perform. “I have always believed his foals will have great success in the performance arena, because he passes on great athleticism,” Larson says. Marithyme LLC proved just that, claiming a Top Ten in the Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity at the 2009 U.S. Nationals. Another of Pyro Thyme’s progeny, the 2005 bay mare ERA Paradigm (Pyro Thyme SA x Cameo Basktez) was also a Top Ten in the Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. Alan Clanton of Clanton Performance Horses started and showed both of them and says they were great representatives of their sire in terms of looks and, more importantly for him, were very athletic, talented and trainable. Pyro Thyme SA’s future is bright, and interest remains high in him as a breeding stallion. Sellman and the entire Larson family continue to search out and breed quality mares to him, guaranteeing that progeny bearing his name will be called to the winner’s circle for generations to come. Of his experience since the stallion arrived at Argent Farms, Sellman says, “Pyro Thyme SA has had a tremendous impact on my business and my career. I’m forever grateful to Claire and Margaret Larson for the opportunity to have him in my life.” ■

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Al Marah Feisty Star (AM Good Oldboy+ x AM Misty Dream)

DOB 3/23/2005 2007 Sport Horse National Champion Arabian Colt Jackpot Competing at 2010 U.S. Nationals in Reining Futurity

AM

Power Raid

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(AM Double Dream x HH Maid Marian)

Stud Fee $2,500 - DOB 4/23/1995 2006 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion Stallion 2006 Region 7 Championship Top Five Western Pleasure Horse 2006 Scottsdale Top Ten Western Pleasure Horse 2005 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion Stallion ATH 2005 & 2003 Sport Horse National Top Ten Stallion 2005 Scottsdale Champion Sport Horse Stallion ATH 2005 & 2004 Scottsdale First Place Dressage Third Level 2005 Scottsdale First Place Dressage Fourth Level 2003 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion Under Saddle 2000 Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

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A special thank you to David Boggs and the staff of Midwest.

DA Valentino x Merchants Sweetheart

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STTORY ORY TI OR TITLE T ITL TLE TLE

A Message From REGION 7 DIRECTOR LOLLIE AMES “I want to challenge everyone out there to get involved. Become active in your local club. Volunteer to help organize your local horse show. Become a regional commission member. Sponsor a class. Invite a group of youth riders to your farm.“

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REGION 7

S

omeone once told me that instead of following the path of least resistance, one should follow the path they can’t resist. I’m happy to say I’ve done that my entire life. I have followed the path of the Arabian horse and all the wonderful people and experiences that come with being committed to and passionate about our beautiful and versatile breed. I’m sure there are many of you out there who got involved with the Arabian horse for the very same reason—you couldn’t resist them. I was elected to serve as the Region 7 Director seven months ago. I’m honored to serve in that capacity, and I am looking forward to continuing my term. I have some very big shoes to fill as the former director, Terry Andreasen, was as hard a worker as they come. He laid the groundwork for a very successful 2010 Region 7 Championship Show this past April. Besides a successful show that allowed us to put some funds into the regional coffers, Region 7 is home to a full slate of events throughout the year. Encompassing Nevada, Arizona and Utah, the region is second to none in terms of Arabian horse history, number of breeders, number of trainers (both for halter and performance), and number of amateur exhibitors and owners. Those who call Region 7 home are easily able to find any number of events and activities to help fuel their interest in the Arabian horse. We are so blessed to have such strong numbers, superb shows and opportunities to engage with the Arabian horse in Region 7. More importantly, we are also blessed with a strong group of volunteers to support those various activities. However, we need more. We need more of those people who can’t resist the Arabian horse to commit their time and energy to helping build our industry. We don’t just need more of those people in Region 7; we need them all over the country. As owners, breeders and lovers of the Arabian horse, where does our responsibility lie in terms of setting the stage for the future? I believe it lies solely and exclusively with each and every one of us. It isn’t just the responsibility of the Arabian Horse Association, a few large regions, or a handful of strong-willed individuals. It is the responsibility of everyone that has ever looked into the big, dark eye of an Arabian horse, sat on the back of a powerful Arabian horse, or whispered a secret into one of those beautiful ears. It is the responsibility of everyone that has purchased, loved and cared for an Arabian horse because they simply couldn’t resist. I want to challenge everyone out there to get involved. Become active in your local club. Volunteer to help organize your local horse show. Become a regional commission member. Sponsor a class. Invite a group of youth riders to your farm. If you have an idea, voice it. If you have a complaint, develop a solution and carry it forward. If you think something should be different, help make it happen. We are the future of the breed. If we don’t participate in what that future looks like, our voices won’t be heard. Make your voice loud and clear. Don’t be the one on the path of least resistance. Take the path you can’t resist—the one that leads to the betterment of the breed, the industry, and all those involved. We’re counting on you.

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

2010 Region 7 Championships April 22-25, 2010 Scottsdale, Arizona Results provided by Region . Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallion Breeding 2 Years & Older Championship - Champion: LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), H: David Boggs, O: Felix Aguilar Cantu; Reserve: VEGAS DPA (EF Kingston x Angelina DPA), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; 3: PSYCHEDD (FS Ritz x Alauraa), H: Greg Knowles, O: Glenna Nelson-Gruppen; 4: AFFIRMMED (Magnum Psyche x Shimmering Star B), H: Dagmar Gordiano, O: Perry Wagamon. Arabian 2-Year-Old Colts Championship Champion: BACIANO (DA Valentino x NBW Angels Kiss), H: Rory O’Neill, O: Lavonne Smith; Reserve: SF SIR REAL (Sir Fames HBV x Veronica GA), H: Gary McDonald, O: Ernie Patterson; 3: VAL-MARR (DA Valentino x Goddess of Marwan), H: Michaelle Garden, O: John Jr. Toolson. Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Championship - Champion: MATAZAL LBA (Mazkarade x Amelia B), H: Rory O’Neill, O: Lazy B Arabians LLC; Reserve: VUITTON DPA (EF Kingston x Angelina DPA), H: Greg Knowles, O: Kristi Hopp; 3: GIONI (MPA Giovanni x Alester), H: Terry Holmes, O: Lisa Markley; 4: AUTEUR (Arbiteur x Indira Rose), H: Ricardo Rivero, O: Laetitia Darenberg; 5: RA AMRIT (Magic Dream CAHR x NW Psyches Promis), H: William Flood, O: Randy Redd; 6: AE AVATAR (Gazal Al Shaqab x Crimsons Princess), H: Juan Magallon-Perez, O: Greg Knowles; 7: VVF MCTAVISH (Baske Afire x VVF Magic Legacy), H: Gary McDonald, O: Valley View Farm and Lynn, Ed, J. Schoeler; 8: SHARIID (Rashid Van Ryad x KAF Serendipity), H: Gilberto Valdez, O: Nancy Allen Roberts; 9: AL-MARAH SPEED (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Winsome Steed), H: Leo Hansen, O: Bazy Tankersley; 10: PSYARGENT MAJOR PA (Major Jamaal x Psyren FA), H: Michaelle Garden, O: Sandra Stern. Arabian Stallion Breeding AAOTH Championship - Champion: SSHAMELESS (Fame VF x Armira), H: Lisa Shover, O: Lisa Shover; Reserve: BACIANO (DA Valentino x NBW Angels Kiss), H: J.D. Smith, O: Lavonne Smith; 3: MASTERPIECE PA (Armani FC x Padrons Vali Girl), H: Alexandra Ramage, O: Alexandra Ramage. Mares Arabian Mare Breeding Championship Champion: RA NEFERTITI (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maggie Mae PGA), H: Greg Knowles, O: Warren Fertig; Reserve: VERILY PCF (Magnum Chall HVP x Veronica GA), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Dazzo Arabians LLC; 3:

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JADA DGL ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Jewel DGL), H: Gary McDonald, O: Arlene Curtis; 4: PSYELINE TBA (Padrons Psyche x Adivah), H: Gilberto Valdez, O: BL Arabians. Arabian 2-Year-Old Fillies Championship Champion: POWER OF LUV (DA Valentino x ROL Snap Shot), H: David Boggs, O: Walter Mishek; Reserve: MARC OF BEAUTY AF (QR Marc x Psylaila AF), H: Terry Holmes, O: Janet Aston; 3: MC SOPHIE (Adoniis x Sonora Rose), H: Gary McDonald, O: Gary McDonald; 4: FAUSTIANA (Fausto CRH x CerenePhantasy), H: Dagmar Gordiano, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; 5: AL-MARAH LADY ANNE (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Winsome Steed), H: Leo Hansen, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Geldings - Champion: DR ROSSI AEM (DA Valentino x Belle Song HVP), H: Michaelle Garden, O: Arthur Sneeden; Reserve: AM GREAT OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Quest Tocaya), H: Leo Hansen, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: PRIIMARY SUSPECT (Adoniis x All Laced Up), H: Gary McDonald, O: Jolee Arabians. Arabian Gelding In-Hand AOTH Championship - Champion: MALECON (Enzo x Tiaraa Rose), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock; Reserve: DR ROSSI AEM (DA Valentino x Belle Song HVP), H: Arthur Sneeden, O: Arthur Sneeden; 3: BEY SHAHEENE RB (Noyz x RHF Shalimar), H: Camille Discala, O: Camille Discala.

Arabian Yearling Filly Championship Champion: SPECHALL WLF (Magnum Chall HVP), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Penny Gute; Reserve: LOVE CHIMES LD (KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna), H: David Boggs, O: Les Van Dyke; 3: MC LOVE SONG (Eden C x Sonora Sunset WF), H: Terry Holmes, O: M A Shatila; 4: RHR VALLACONTESSA (DA Valentino x Amety B), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Stephanie McMahon; 5: JACADI (Aria Impresario x Natalia K), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Barrie Padgham; 6: JP RYADA JAMAAL (Ryad El Jamaal x Alieka BR), H: Ricardo Rivero, O: M A Shatila; 7: VIVA DA VINCI (Selket Angelo x Fads First Kyss), H: Gary McDonald, O: Laura Leimkeuhler; 8: MOSTLY SINFUL (ML Mostly Padron x MS Amber Afire), H: Rory O’Neill, O: Janet Zouzounis; 9: RIO GINGERSNAP (Ronde Vu x BB Scarlets Afire), H: Enrique Carranza, O: Mary Lou Houge; 10: RIO LADY FENESTELLA (Ronde Vu x Lovely Lady V), H: John Lambert, O: Mary Lou Houge.

Arabian Gelding In-Hand JTH Championship - Champion: TFA MONTERO BEY (Hucks ReflectionV x TFA Katrina), H: Regan Tewksbury, O: Mark Davis; Reserve: HF PARK AVENUE (Afire Bey V x Play Annies Song), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Kathleen Long; 3: JMF MARVATO (Marwan Al Shaqab x JMF Khristel), H: Madyson McDonald, O: Cathy Patterson; 4: DG SUPERIOR BEY (RS Supreme Bay x Orofina), H: Stephanie Gonzalez, O: Judith Gonzalez.

Arabian Mare Breeding AAOTH Championship - Champion: MOSTLY DEMURE (ML Mostly Padron x Kchosen Demure), H: Suzanne O’Neill, O: Janet Zouzounis; Reserve: AMURATH AFIREDANCE (Must Be Afire x San Souci), H: Michelle Oliver, O: Michelle Oliver.

Purebred Performance

Arabian Mare Breeding JTH Championship - Champion: VERILY PCF (Magnum Chall HVP x Veronica GA), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians LLC; Reserve: MC SOPHIE (Adoniis x Sonora Rose), H: Kenneth McDonald, O: Gary McDonald; 3: AMURATH AFIREDANCE (Must Be Afire x San Souci), H: Peyton Brown, O: Michelle Oliver.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: STARSTRUCK PR (Aploz x Copper Fire PR), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth.

Geldings Arabian Gelding In-Hand Championship - Champion: DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), H: Bruno Guiraldelli, O: David Boggs; Reserve: EXCYTE LD (First Cyte x TF Queen AHearts), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Les Van Dyke; 3: TFA MONTERO BEY (Hucks ReflectionV x TFA Katrina), H: Amanda McGown, O: Mark Davis; 4: JUSTIMINUTE ( Justify x Chiantae), H: Fernando Poli, O: Raymond Welk; 5: JMF MARVATO (Marwan Al Shaqab x JMF Khristel), H: Gary McDonald, O: Cathy Patterson.

Liberty Freestyle Liberty Championship - Champion: NW SIENSATIONAL (Afire Bey V x NW Siena Psyche), H: Amanda McGown and Mackenzie Gleeve, O: Mark Davis; Reserve: SSHAMELESS (Fame VF x Armira), H: Lisa Shover, O: Lisa Shover; 3: BEY SHAHEENE RB (Noyz x RHF Shalimar), H: Camille Discala, O: Camille Discala.

English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Championship - Champion: CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), H: John Lambert, O: Run River Farms LLC.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), H: Jill Sherman, O: Sherman Jr. Family Trust; Reserve: INFINITY CSP (Mamage x Broadway Play), H: Susan Drescher Mulzet, O: Dremul Enterprises, Inc.; 3: SCRIMMAGE (Mamage x SP Sincerity), H: Lauren Reeves, O: DeDe Bisch. Arabian English Pleasure JTR Championship - Champion: AMES ARISTOCRAT (King Heir x Ariston Fera), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Olivia Pakula; Reserve: SCRIMMAGE (Mamage x SP Sincerity), H: Amanda Burns, O: DeDe Bisch; 3: MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Matthihari), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 4: BERRY BERRY WISE (Hucklebey Berry x Lot of Wisdom), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Sydney Dazzo.


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), H: Robert Battaglia, O: Double U Ranch LC; Reserve: SR ULTIMATE (Millennium LOA x Ulana), H: John Lambert, O: Lambert Arabians LLC; 3: JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bey), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Hannah Bell; 4: JUSTICE STORM (Alima Justice x MC Fyre Storm), H: Phil Mitchem, O: Howard Kratzer; 5: NW SIENSATIONAL (Afire Bey V x NW Siena Psyche), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Mark Davis. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TRISTINA CB (Triften x BA Miss Magic), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Cynthia Burkman; Reserve: FORTE AFIRE VF (Afire Bey V x Duet VF), H: Gordon Potts, O: Lori Cantero; 3: SHIVER N SHAKE (Allionce x Faith Shines On), H: Todd Ehret, O: Sandra Tougas; 4: SHINING STAR PR (Aploz x Starfire PR), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; 5: AFIRES ENCORE (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), H: Jeff Lovejoy, O: Robert Battaglia. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: SUPERNATURAL PR (Basquero PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Karen Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Reserve: JS THUNDER BEY (Afire Bey V x SV Seranita), H: Suzanne CochranGallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 3: SHIVER N SHAKE (Allionce x Faith Shines On), H: Sandra Tougas, O: Sandra Tougas; 4: BANDITA DGL (Huckleberry Bey x Baskazelle), H: Mary Beethe, O: Mary Beethe; 5: JC JUBELATION (BA Bey Elation x Bare Essense), H: Debra Foxworthy, O: Debra Foxworthy. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), H: Ariel Medved, O: Ariel Medved; Reserve: MATABOUTCHA (Zodiac Matador x Starkhana), H: Beth Fatland, O: Beth Fatland. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: JS THUNDER BEY (Afire Bey V x SV Seranita), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith Cochran; Reserve: BANDITA DGL (Huckleberry Bey x Baskazelle), H: Mary Beethe, O: Mary Beethe; 3: GRETCHEN V (Bravado Bey V x MWF Genewa), H: Sheri Harlow, O: Sheri Harlow; 4: SHIVER N SHAKE (Allionce x Faith Shines On), H: Sandra Tougas, O: Sandra Tougas; 5: MATABOUTCHA (Zodiac Matador x Starkhana), H: Beth Fatland, O: Beth Fatland. Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: JC JUBELATION (BA Bey Elation x Bare Essense), H: Debra Foxworthy, O: Debra Foxworthy; Reserve: AFFLUENT BEY (Khemberry Bey V x MA Baska Lady), H: Kimberly Gouch, O: Kimberly Gouch. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: LA PAZ V (Bravado Bey V x La Kelila), H: Mckenna Marshall, O: Mckenna Marshall; Reserve: SSF DREAMOBILITY (Dreamfinder x

Annobility), H: Zane Sullivan, O: Zane Sullivan; 3: KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), H: Jessica Medved, O: Ariel Medved; 4: SEGA GENESIS (Mar Shanee x Wisda), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Tatum Rehorn; 5: JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bey), H: Hannah Bell, O: Hannah Bell. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 3: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Brooke Waldersen, O: Brooke Waldersen; 4: DA TRIBULATION (Triften x Starkette), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; 5: BALIZE PR (MS Baquero x *Pokeyna), H: Arianna Andre, O: Arianna Andre. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: SSF DREAMOBILITY (Dreamfinder x Annobility), H: Zane Sullivan, O: Zane Sullivan; Reserve: SHIVER N SHAKE (Allionce x Faith Shines On), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Sandra Tougas; 3: OVATION PR (Aploz x IA Bays Hope), H: Mareika Ydens, O: Mareika Ydens; 4: APOLLOS GLORY (Apollopalooza x A Rare Colllection), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Janet Kleiner; 5: SEGA GENESIS (Mar Shanee x Wisda), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Tatum Rehorn. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: LBA CLASS ACTION (Barbary x GB Vashti), H: Hannah Kulik, O: Hannah Kulik; 3: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Brooke Waldersen, O: Brooke Waldersen; 4: WILDFIRE LOA (Krewe x Roses on Fire), H: Olivia Lee, O: Jolee Arabians; 5: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch. Park Arabian Park Horse Championship Champion: OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), H: Arturo Ramirez, O: William Linville; Reserve: MC FIRE CHIEF (MC Chief Topaz x MC Jerabaska), H: Greg McLaughlin, O: Greg McLaughlin. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies English Side Saddle Championship - Champion: GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Marisa Basinger, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: ROL OUTER LIMITS (Out Of Cyte x VP Belladonna), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Jordanna Johnston; 3: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Brooke Waldersen, O: Brooke Waldersen; 4: GRETCHEN V (Bravado Bey V x MWF Genewa), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Sheri Harlow; 5: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman.

Arabian Ladies Western Side Saddle Championship - Champion: EL SHEKINAH GOLD (El Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), H: Trini Owens, O: Marissa Jenson; Reserve: KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Loving Khrush SSA), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: LUCHIAANO (Versace x Lady Larissa), H: Kim Christy, O: Sara Sherman Glaser; 4: LUSANT (Khadraj NA x Bountyful Queen), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: David Thielman. Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: ALADA FAME I (Alada Baskin I x Lady Fame), H: Candy Reed, O: Candy Reed; Reserve: GS KNIGHT WIND (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Laurie Long; 3: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel OverallIsaman; 4: GRETCHEN V (Bravado Bey V x MWF Genewa), H: Sheri Harlow, O: Sheri Harlow; 5: BAYBERRY RUM LOA (Meistermind x FNF PearlsNLace), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Lori Larson. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: CLARISSE PR (SJ Mikhail x Cerisse PR), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Reserve: KHONTROVERSY PGA (Khadraj NA x Enfenee), H: Gordon Potts, O: Lori Cantero; 3: HMR MUST BE AFLAME (Must Be Afire x Gwynsciena), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Kathryn Bolinger; 4: SAN DIEGO MOON (Santa Fe V x Taffy Bey), H: Mark Rochester, O: Belle Carpenter; 5: MAHOGANYS MARC (Fames Mahogany x Salona Rose), H: Jaime Smith, O: Lorraine Gai. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TA ADDICTED TO ROSES (Addictyon x SS Khactus Rose), H: Greg Harris, O: Debra Tierney; Reserve: JK MAGNETIC (Magnum Psyche x JK Angelbasksko), H: Carolyn McDonald-Shino, O: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust; 3: KHADILLAC PGA (Khadraj NA x Gai Fantasha), H: Bob Locke, O: Tom Rogers; 4: JUST ALL MINE ( Justafire DGL x Mattafoxx), H: Rod Owens, O: Tierra Farms; 5: MILANIA PR (SJ Mikhail x Maximilia PR), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: MAHOGANYS MARC (Fames Mahogany x Salona Rose), H: Lorraine Gai, O: Lorraine Gai; Reserve: SAMBUCCA RAVES (Rave VF x Princess Huck V), H: Rene Padgham, O: Rene Padgham; 3: GV KHAPRI SUN (Sundance Kid V x GV Khaprice), H: Gerald Freeman, O: Gerald Freeman; 4: ALADA FAME I (Alada Baskin I x Lady Fame), H: Joella Unser, O: Candy Reed; 5: WINNING STEPS (Europejczyk x Coraza), H: Pamela Remus, O: Pamela Remus. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: VJ TAMARAS FAME (Fame VF x Tamaraberri Bey V), H: Devin Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; Reserve: KHONTROVERSY PGA (Khadraj NA x Enfenee), H: Lori Cantero, O: Lori Cantero; 3: LEGACY PR (SJ Mikhail x Frivolie), H:

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mignon Vandevoir, O: Mignon Vandevoir; 4: ALADA FAME I (Alada Baskin I x Lady Fame), H: Candy Reed, O: Candy Reed; 5: KHADILLAC PGA (Khadraj NA x Gai Fantasha), H: Tom Rogers, O: Tom Rogers. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: GA GWISZ JULLYEN ( Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Tiffany Kurth; Reserve: CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; 3: LL MAGNUM MAJESTIC (Magnum Psyche x LL Basketura Fame), H: Renee Rodgers, O: Renee Rodgers; 4: PALERMO SF (Georgio AF x Shaniaah), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; 5: KW SCARLETTS TARA (Wolf x TC Scarlett OHara), H: Kristine Walker, O: Kristine Walker. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: VJ TAMARAS FAME (Fame VF x Tamaraberri Bey V), H: Devin Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; Reserve: KHONTROVERSY PGA (Khadraj NA x Enfenee), H: Lori Cantero, O: Lori Cantero; 3: CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; 4: ALADA FAME I (Alada Baskin I x Lady Fame), H: Candy Reed, O: Candy Reed; 5: MAHOGANYS MARC (Fames Mahogany x Salona Rose), H: Lorraine Gai, O: Lorraine Gai. Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: EMAGE VA (Enzo x Gi Gi Giselle), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock; Reserve: ROL CYLENCER (Cytosk x Amandi), H: Randi Preiser, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino; 3: LUCHIAANO (Versace x Lady Larissa), H: Sara Sherman Glaser, O: Sara Sherman Glaser; 4: NEIMAN JCA ( Jake Jamaal JCA x The Angylsrejoice), H: Richard Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; 5: UPTOWNS IMAGE (LM Boardwalk x BA Simone), H: A.J. Ronyak, O: Pat Heenan-Ronyak. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: EL SHEKINAH GOLD (El Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), H: Marissa Jenson, O: Marissa Jenson; Reserve: LH CHEVAGO (Padrons Psyche x LH Maharani), H: Savannah Morris, O: Jon Morris; 3: KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Loving Khrush SSA), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 4: PSYGNATURE H (Padrons Psyche x Moonlight Lady SF), H: Allyson Friedman, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; 5: PILASTER (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: Maya Kahwaji, O: Maya Kahwaji. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: AK CANZONET (Sensation Al Z x JV Sonnet), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: NW BEAUDACIOUS (Alada Baskin x R-Beaute), H: Eva Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 3: JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Olivia Lee, O: Jolee Arabians; 4: BROADWAY SHOW (Showkayce x Baskhemos Joy), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 5: ROL CYLENCER (Cytosk x Amandi), H: Joshua Shino, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino.

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Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: EL SHEKINAH GOLD (El Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), H: Marissa Jenson, O: Marissa Jenson; Reserve: KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Loving Khrush SSA), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: LH CHEVAGO (Padrons Psyche x LH Maharani), H: Savannah Morris, O: Jon Morris; 4: PSYGNATURE H (Padrons Psyche x Moonlight Lady SF), H: Allyson Friedman, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; 5: SILVER BALOO (MFA Hullabaloo x Haleika), H: Sierra Bay, O: Sierra Bay. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: NW BEAUDACIOUS (Alada Baskin x R-Beaute), H: Eva Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: AK CANZONET (Sensation Al Z x JV Sonnet), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 3: KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Loving Khrush SSA), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 4: IMPRESSIVVE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Teana Long, O: Patti Scheier; 5: JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Olivia Lee, O: Jolee Arabians. Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship Champion: AMERICAN IDOL (Versace x Bey Fireeshah), H: Sally Randle, O: Brianna Williams; Reserve: GAI SAVANNAH (Dakar El Jamaal x Gai Fantasha), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Cheryl Nelson; 3: CAPTAIN MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x HR Bellena), H: Vickey Bowman, O: Elizabeth Beck; 4: FIELD OF LIFE (Muirfield x Sai La Vie), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Nichole Wall Cocuzza; 5: STING SMA (Baske Afire x Rasberry Sting), H: Kim Christy, O: Joanne Grossman. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ENTRIGUE DB (Khadraj NA x National Enfanta), H: Sally Randle, O: Janet Thompson; Reserve: FIDENZIO (Enzo x WN Infinity), H: Wendy Potts, O: Jennifer LaVallee; 3: BRANDO JCA (Brandon Bey JCA x Fallada), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Jade Creek Arabians; 4: PRISE DE FER (Maclintock V x Allana TF), H: Todd Ehret, O: Cathy Brandt; 5: LL FAMENZA (Enzo x LL Basketura Fame), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Lorian Ink-Hyatt. Arabian Hunter Pleasure A AOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: STING SMA (Baske Afire x Rasberry Sting), H: Joanne Grossman, O: Joanne Grossman; Reserve: WINDBORNE BRAVADA (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: Juliet Jackson, O: Juliet Jackson; 3: MERIDIEN ATL (Magnum Psyche x RD Celebrashahn), H: Yvonne Metcalfe, O: Yvonne Metcalfe; 4: HIGH INTENSITY (Intense x GE Galana), H: Diane Lauterbach, O: Diane Lauterbach; 5: VERATTI (Versace x Psyches Psecret), H: Janie Bowler, O: Janie Bowler. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: SS KHARBEN KOPY (C A Hermoso x SS Khactus Rose), H: Debra Tierney, O: Debra Tierney; Reserve: FIELD OF LIFE (Muirfield x Sai La Vie),

H: Nichole Wall Cocuzza, O: Nichole Wall Cocuzza; 3: HEZAFIRE (Robby x Shimmering Flame), H: JoAnn Harlan, O: JoAnn Harlan; 4: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Brooke Lenker, O: North By Northwest LLC; 5: VJ MARSALA ( Justafire DGL x LA Marzipan), H: Kerry Bixby, O: Kerry Bixby. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: RD ODESSA BEY (Odyssey SC x RD Starletta Fame), H: Lindsay Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; 3: DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay Bey x Nardiaa), H: Lauren Keller, O: Lauren Keller; 4: KM TUSCANY (Majestic Bey x Lady Tornado), H: Stephanie Strakbein, O: Stephanie Strakbein; 5: FIDENZIO (Enzo x WN Infinity), H: Jennifer LaVallee, O: Jennifer LaVallee. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: SS KHARBEN KOPY (C A Hermoso x SS Khactus Rose), H: Debra Tierney, O: Debra Tierney; Reserve: HEZAFIRE (Robby x Shimmering Flame), H: JoAnn Harlan, O: JoAnn Harlan; 3: GAI SAVANNAH (Dakar El Jamaal x Gai Fantasha), H: Cheryl Nelson, O: Cheryl Nelson; 4: VJ MARSALA ( Justafire DGL x LA Marzipan), H: Kerry Bixby, O: Kerry Bixby; 5: STING SMA (Baske Afire x Rasberry Sting), H: Joanne Grossman, O: Joanne Grossman. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Championship - Champion: RD ODESSA BEY (Odyssey SC x RD Starletta Fame), H: Lindsay Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: FIELD OF LIFE (Muirfield x Sai La Vie), H: Nichole Wall Cocuzza, O: Nichole Wall Cocuzza; 3: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Brooke Lenker, O: North By Northwest LLC; 4: IIBJUSTALILWICKED ( Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), H: Jena Grady, O: Laurie Martin; 5: CAPTAIN MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x HR Bellena), H: Kelila Ranney, O: Elizabeth Beck. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: CAPTAIN MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x HR Bellena), H: Kelila Ranney, O: Elizabeth Beck; Reserve: FGA WIZJON HEIR (Wizioner x Amber Adara), H: Ann Whitley, O: Ann Whitley; 3: PETRUS JCA (Legacy of Gold x Fforever Rose), H: Melodie Raab Wanner, O: Melodie Raab Wanner. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: PENTACON (Concensus x *Pantera), H: Claire Herlin, O: Claire Herlin; 3: RA KILOHANA (Khadraj NA x Karalisa), H: Marissa Jenson, O: Marissa Jenson; 4: AMERICAN IDOL (Versace x Bey Fireeshah), H: Brianna Williams, O: Brianna Williams; 5: FIELD OF LIFE (Muirfield x Sai La Vie), H: Madison Cocuzza, O: Nichole Wall Cocuzza. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Stallion 2 Years & Older Champion LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Aguilar Cantu.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Champion BACIANO (DA Valentino x NBW Angels Kiss), shown by Rory O’Neill for owner Lavonne Smith.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion MATAZAL LBA (Mazkarade x Amelia B), shown by Rory O’Neill for owner Lazy B Arabians LLC.

Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; 3: TURNN THE PAGE (Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela), H: Joshua Shino, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino; 4: BLACK LITE (The Prophecy x Aur Magic Amber), H: Ashley Lane, O: Ashley Lane; 5: CARMEL ROSE (Palissandre x Rustirose), H: Nicole Cosmany, O: Nicole Cosmany.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bey), H: Hannah Bell, O: Hannah Bell; Reserve: FIONA DGL (Barbary x Autumn Flair), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; 3: AMES ARISTOCRAT (King Heir x Ariston Fera), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Olivia Pakula; 4: BALIZE PR (MS Baquero x *Pokeyna), H: Arianna Andre, O: Arianna Andre; 5: APOLLOS GLORY (Apollopalooza x A Rare Colllection), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Janet Kleiner.

(Bravado Bey V x MWF Genewa), H: Sheri Harlow, O: Sheri Harlow; 3: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Auriel OverallIsaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: PENTACON (Concensus x *Pantera), H: Claire Herlin, O: Claire Herlin; 3: ROL OUTER LIMITS (Out Of Cyte x VP Belladonna), H: Jordanna Johnston, O: Jordanna Johnston; 4: AMERICAN IDOL (Versace x Bey Fireeshah), H: Brianna Williams, O: Brianna Williams; 5: KV ONCE & AGAIN (Eternety x OK Once In A Blue Moon), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Louisa Breitkreuz. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: BLACK LITE (The Prophecy x Aur Magic Amber), H: Ashley Lane, O: Ashley Lane; 3: TURNN THE PAGE (Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela), H: Amanda Rogers, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino; 4: GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 5: FGA WIZJON HEIR (Wizioner x Amber Adara), H: Mia Kerr, O: Ann Whitley. Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), H: Olivia Stull, O: Windwalker Enterprises LLC; Reserve: FIONA DGL (Barbary x Autumn Flair), H: Susan Shea, O: Suzette Johnson; 3: BALIZE PR (MS Baquero x *Pokeyna), H: Arianna Andre, O: Arianna Andre.

Driving

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Championship - Champion: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bey), H: Hannah Bell, O: Hannah Bell; 3: KHEMBERRY BEY V (Huckleberry Bey x Khemadera), H: Helena Schlegel, O: Helena Schlegel.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), H: Jacque Axelrod, O: Jacque Axelrod.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR Championship - Champion: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Brooke Waldersen, O: Brooke Waldersen; Reserve: LA PAZ V (Bravado Bey V x La Kelila), H: Mckenna Marshall, O: Mckenna Marshall; 3: APOLLOS GLORY (Apollopalooza x A Rare Colllection), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Janet Kleiner; 4: SEGA GENESIS (Mar Shanee x Wisda), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Tatum Rehorn; 5: BAYBERRY RUM LOA (Meistermind x FNF PearlsNLace), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Lori Larson.

Show Hack

Reining

Arabian English Show Hack Championship - Champion: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 3: GRETCHEN V (Bravado Bey V x MWF Genewa), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Sheri Harlow; 4: MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), H: Susan Shea, O: Jacque Axelrod; 5: BALIZE PR (MS Baquero x *Pokeyna), H: Rhonda Karsten, O: Arianna Andre.

Arabian Reining Horse Championship Pattern 9 - Champion: MISTER MASERATI (Muscati x NA Bahjat), H: Julianna Hild, O: Julianna Hild; Reserve: IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribey V ), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Audrey Zinke; 3: FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: David Thielman; 4: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Ingrid Bentzen; 5: TR RUGBY (*Nariadni x HK Pamella), H: Grady Byrne, O: Equine Veterinary Services.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: SCRIMMAGE (Mamage x SP Sincerity), H: Lauren Reeves, O: DeDe Bisch; Reserve: GRETCHEN V

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Championship Pattern 5 - Champion: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: SUPERNATURAL PR (Basquero PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth. Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), H: William Linville, O: William Linville.

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion SSHAMELESS (Fame VF x Armira), shown by owner Lisa Shover.

Arabian Mare Champion RA NEFERTITI (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maggie Mae PGA), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Warren Fertig.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Champion POWER OF LUV (DA Valentino x ROL Snap Shot), shown by David Boggs for owner Walter Mishek.

Arabian Yearling Filly Champion SPECHALL WLF (Magnum Chall HVP), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Penny Gute.

Arabian Mare AAOTH Champion MOSTLY DEMURE (ML Mostly Padron x Kchosen Demure), shown by Suzanne O’Neill for owner Janet Zouzounis.

Arabian Mare JTH Champion VERILY PCF (Magnum Chall HVP x Veronica GA), shown by Sydney Dazzo for owner Dazzo Arabians LLC.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Pattern 8 - Champion: TWC HOT STUFF (DA Napitov x BF Olivia), H: Brenda Joyce, O: Story Book Stables; Reserve: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen; 3: FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), H: David Thielman, O: David Thielman; 4: AM SUNLIT SWIRL (AM Gypsy Vision x AM Dreamtime Girl), H: Brenda Joyce, O: Story Book Stables; 5: JUST WON WISH (Monarch AH x Tikitikitiki), H: Kathie English, O: Kathie English.

(DA Napitov x BF Olivia), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O: Story Book Stables; Reserve: MILLENNIUM MAGIC (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribey V), H: Mackenzie Alexander, O: Cotton McNutt; 3: BLUE WIKING (Wiking x AH Rhapsodyn Blue), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O: Kevin Rosenbaum; 4: IMARI MA (Pepi x Maliera), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Amara Spizzirri; 5: TR RUGBY (*Nariadni x HK Pamella), H: Grady Byrne, O: Equine Veterinary Services.

Sparks), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Ingrid Bentzen; 5: FLOWER GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Fantos), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Rancho Sonado LLC.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 18-39 Championship Pattern 8 - Champion: TA GIOVANNI (Kordwlas x Gloria AHSB), H: Skylar Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Reserve: PHANDANGO (Poirot x Ballet Girl), H: Amy Hisrich, O: Amy Hisrich. Arabian Reining Horse JTR Championship Pattern 8 - Champion: TWC HOT STUFF

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Trail Arabian Western Trail Horse Championship Champion: AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; Reserve: KM TUSCANY (Majestic Bey x Lady Tornado), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Stephanie Strakbein; 3: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Susan Wheeler; 4: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N

Arabian Western Trail Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen; Reserve: AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), H: Richard Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; 3: KM TUSCANY (Majestic Bey x Lady Tornado), H: Stephanie Strakbein, O: Stephanie Strakbein; 4: WHEEL OF FORTUNE WRF (Fames Fortune x Bint Amflisia), H: Laurie Fatland, O: Laurie Fatland. Arabian Western Trail Horse JTR Championship - Champion: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Taryn Derse, O: Susan Wheeler; Reserve: TR RUGBY (*Nariadni x HK Pamella), H: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten, O: Equine Veterinary Services; 3:


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Gelding Champion DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by Bruno Guiraldelli for owner David Boggs.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion DR ROSSI AEM (DA Valentino x Belle Song HVP), shown by Michaelle Garden for owner Arthur Sneeden.

Arabian Gelding AOTH Champion MALECON (Enzo x Tiaraa Rose), shown by owner Michael Brock.

Arabian Gelding JTH Champion TFA MONTERO BEY (Hucks ReflectionV x TFA Katrina), shown by Regan Tewksbury for owner Mark Davis.

Freestyle Liberty Champion NW SIENSATIONAL (AFire Bey V x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Amanda McGown and Mackenzie Gleeve for owner Mark Davis.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), ridden by John Lambert for owner Run River Farms LLC.

GALVANIC (Gazonamus x DRS Holy Tara), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Jaclyn Beam.

Arabian Modified Working Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: ILLUSIVE DREAM (AM Double Dream x Sho Om Finale), H: Leslie Williams, O: Leslie Williams; Reserve: DESERT STAR CC (Star Time x Clasix Crystal), H: Stephen Baker, O: Stephen Baker.

O: Leslie Williams; Reserve: AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Working Hunter/Hunter Hack Arabian Regular Working Hunter Championship - Champion: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Dianne Grod, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Regular Working Hunter AATR Championship - Champion: ILLUSIVE DREAM (AM Double Dream x Sho Om Finale), H: Leslie Williams, O: Leslie Williams; Reserve: AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Regular Working Hunter JTR Championship - Champion: DESERT VANITY (Magic Domino AHS x TFA Desert Fyre), H: Terra Kiefer, O: Terra Kiefer; Reserve: DESERT STAR CC (Star Time x Clasix Crystal), H: Terri Baker, O: Stephen Baker.

Arabian Green Working Hunter Championship - Champion: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Dianne Grod, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Hunter Hack JTR Championship - Champion: DESERT VANITY (Magic Domino AHS x TFA Desert Fyre), H: Terra Kiefer, O: Terra Kiefer; Reserve: AM HEY HANDSOM (Opalo x AM Seaside Hayday), H: Alexis Adelman, O: Alexis Adelman.

Arabian Hunter Hack Championship Champion: AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Dianne Grod, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Half-Arabian Halter

Arabian Hunter Hack AATR Championship Champion: ILLUSIVE DREAM (AM Double Dream x Sho Om Finale), H: Leslie Williams,

HA/AA Mare Breeding Stock/Hunter Championship - Champion: ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x

Mares HA/AA Mare Breeding Saddle/Pleasure Championship - Champion: BELJOYA (Baske Afire x Inquiry), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Rackel Gehlsen.

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion STARSTRUCK PR (Aploz x Copper Fire PR), ridden by owner Gary Dearth.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), ridden by Jill Sherman for owner Sherman Jr Family Trust.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR Champion AMES ARISTOCRAT (King Heir x Ariston Fera), ridden by owner Olivia Pakula.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), ridden by Robert Battaglia for owner Double U Ranch LC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TRISTINA CB (Triften x BA Miss Magic), ridden by owner Cynthia Burkman.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion SUPERNATURAL PR (Basquero PR x Copperbey Berry), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Gary Dearth.

Fames Fantasy of Love), H: David Boggs, O: R. Todd Weegens; Reserve: SULTANS GREAT ENDYNG (Sultan’s Great Day x Endymia), H: Gary McDonald, O: Ernie Patterson; 3: DSA MISS MIDNIGHT (KB Alabas x Midnight Crazies), H: Fernando Poli, O: Lori Roush; 4: S JUST GIMME ROSES ( Justafire DGL x She’s Phi-Vacious), H: Claire Herlin, O: Claire Herlin.

HA/AA Mare Breeding Stock/Hunter AOTH Championship - Champion: DR GILTY PLEASURES (The Color Of Fame x Alovalie), H: Janene Boggs, O: Robert Boggs; Reserve: DSA MISS MIDNIGHT (KB Alabas x Midnight Crazies), H: Lori Roush, O: Lori Roush; 3: KHARMEN ELECTRA (Kharben x Jazulyne VF), H: Rebecca Shupek, O: Rebecca Shupek.

SHOWY DFA (Showkayce x She Be Noble), H: Gilberto Valdez, O: Linda Lane; Reserve: SKF MAGNUM PI (Magnum Psyche x Jackie Monasis), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Sherman Miller; 3: ROHARA JUSTA AMERICAN ( Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie), H: Rick Love, O: Phil Flemming; 4: HE HAS RISEN HF (Odyssey SC x AP Duette), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Pegasus Arabians; 5: DSA MAGIC AT MIDNIGHT (Royal Dutch Star x Midnight Cracies), H: Fernando Poli, O: Lori Roush.

HA/AA Yearling Filly Championship Champion: IM ADIVA TOO ORA (Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Reserve: KATRINKA AA (The Knight’s Reflection x Nariata), H: Terry Holmes, O: Lynne Miller; 3: PHIRE ANGEL (Da Vinci FM x Phire Phili), H: Rory O’Neill, O: Janet Zouzounis. HA/AA Mare Breeding Saddle/Pleasure AOTH Championship - Champion: BELJOYA (Baske Afire x Inquiry), H: Rackel Gehlsen, O: Rackel Gehlsen.

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Geldings HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Saddle/Pleasure Championship - Champion: MAJOR ROYALTY GA (DS Major Afire x Queen Versace), H: Terry Holmes, O: Bertil Brunk; Reserve: BUDDABING BUDDABOOM (Khandescent x Daisytown), H: Michelle McQueen, O: Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center. HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunter Championship - Champion: HE BE

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Championship - Champion: BARGELLOS RAZOUL (Eden C x Sultans Great Endyng), H: Gary McDonald, O: Ernie Patterson. HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunter AOTH Championship - Champion: ROHARA AMERICANLEGACY (Baske Afire x Miz American Pie), H: Katie Russell, O: Russell


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), ridden by owner Ariel Medved.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion JS THUNDER BEY (Afire Bey V x SV Seranita), ridden by Suzanne CochranGallahan for owner Judith Cochran.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion JC JUBELATION (BA Bey Elation x Bare Essense), ridden by owner Debra Foxworthy.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion LA PAZ V (Bravado Bey V x La Kelila), ridden by owner Mckenna Marshall.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion SSF DREAMOBILITY (Dreamfinder x Annobility), ridden by owner Zane Sullivan.

Family Trust; Reserve: ROHARA JUSTA AMERICAN ( Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie), H: Phil Flemming, O: Phil Flemming; 3: DSA MAGIC AT MIDNIGHT (Royal Dutch Star x Midnight Cracies), H: Lori Roush, O: Lori Roush.

TOI (Toi Soldier x Spanish Flame), H: Shelley Lyden, O: Shelley Lyden; Reserve: PAPA RHAZI (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), H: Brie Reiter, O: Brie Reiter; 3: MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine), H: Brandy Marie Sharp, O: Sandy Davis; 4: JS CARA MIA (SV Basksko x Like Me), H: Suzanne CochranGallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 5: NOBLE KINGG (IXL Noble Express x Where’s The Queen), H: Corey Fitzgerald, O: Fitzgerald Living Trust Willie L. Jr & Carolyn.

Highland Pride Arabians; Reserve: MARYS GIFT ( Justafire DGL x La Mirabella), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Sydney Dazzo; 3: UPTOWN MANHATTAN (MHR Nobility x Reedann’s Phire and Desire), H: Mareika Ydens, O: Mareika Ydens; 4: JUSTABOUT A MOVER ( Justafire DGL x St Pats Irish Supreme), H: Joshua Shino, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Championship Champion: FP BLACK BETTY (Promotion x C’est Fini), H: John Lambert, O: Cary Taylor. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: MAMA MIA LOA (Mamage x My Lucky Day), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: TS EXPENSIVE

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR Championship - Champion: UPTOWN MANHATTAN (MHR Nobility x Reedann’s Phire and Desire), H: Mareika Ydens, O: Mareika Ydens; Reserve: JUSTABOUT A MOVER ( Justafire DGL x St Pats Irish Supreme), H: Joshua Shino, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino. HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Championship - Champion: MAMA MIA LOA (Mamage x My Lucky Day), H: Sarah Esqueda, O:

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admiral’s Supreme Glory), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Mike Beethe; Reserve: SAINT MILLENNIUM (Millennium LOA x CF Royal Prowler), H: Peter Witte, O: Jaime Ward; 3: HOT WHEELZ GM (UnquestionablyHot x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Gabriel DeSoto, O: Jenna Terribile; 4: CH BOY BLUE (Negociant x CH Kherida), H: Wendy Ruonavaara, O: Gail Thomas. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TR FAR

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Park Horse Champion OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), ridden by Arturo Ramirez for owner William Linville.

Arabian Ladies English Side Saddle Champion GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), ridden by Marisa Basinger for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Ladies Western Side Saddle Champion EL SHEKINAH GOLD (El Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), ridden by Trini Owens for owner Marissa Jenson.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion ALADA FAME I (Alada Baskin I x Lady Fame), ridden by owner Candy Reed.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion CLARISSE PR (SJ Mikhail x Cerisse PR), ridden by owner Gary Dearth.

DARRIG (HF Mister Chips x Leatherwood’s Indigo), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Kelli Bradley; Reserve: RIO ALL REVVED UP (Revival x Chasin A Dream), H: Enrique Carranza, O: Mary Lou Houge.

HERITAGE SULTAN (Heritage Bey King x Extra Buttons), H: Sara Stahler, O: Sara Stahler; Reserve: PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: L. David Pease; 3: DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), H: Ariel Medved, O: Ariel Medved; 4: BOBBY C (Mar-Shanee x Hinged in Heaven), H: Emily Maita, O: Emily Maita; 5: YOU GLOW GIRL ( Justafire DGL x Ring of Fire BM), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman.

Cochran; 5: HERITAGE SULTAN (Heritage Bey King x Extra Buttons), H: Sara Stahler, O: Sara Stahler.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: ALL STARR (Take Heart x Always MTA), H: Sherry Layne, O: Sherry Layne; Reserve: ASTRO MAN (Hucklebey Berry x Scarlet Haze), H: Susan Drescher Mulzet, O: Dremul Enterprises, Inc.; 3: SPANISH HARLEM (Harlem Globetrotter x TM Wisper), H: Christine Mitchell, O: Christine Mitchell; 4: JS WINE N ROSES (SV Basksko x Commander’s Wine), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 5: BL AMERICAN BEAUTY (Lamberhurst Artillery x Prima Perkal), H: Lisa Wolfe, O: Lisa Wolfe. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion:

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admiral’s Supreme Glory), H: Mike Beethe, O: Mike Beethe; Reserve: ALL STARR (Take Heart x Always MTA), H: Sherry Layne, O: Sherry Layne; 3: PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: L. David Pease; 4: JS RED ALERT (Mamage x New York Sass), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), H: Jessica Medved, O: Ariel Medved; Reserve: PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Rehorn Arabians; 3: BAD MOON RISIN LOA (Toi Soldier x Worthy Decision), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Sydney Dazzo; 4: HOT WHEELZ GM (UnquestionablyHot x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Jenna Terribile, O: Jenna Terribile; 5: BRAKES ON FIRE (The Chairman OfTheBoard x Dansel Fontana), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Jo Ann Hitch. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), H: Nora Tatum, O: Nora Tatum; Reserve: THE BIG DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaway’s


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TA ADDICTED TO ROSES (Addictyon x SS Khactus Rose), ridden by Greg Harris for owner Debra Tierney.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion MAHOGANYS MARC (Fames Mahogany x Salona Rose), ridden by owner Lorraine Gai.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR Champion VJ TAMARAS FAME (Fame VF x Tamaraberri Bey V), ridden by Devin Miller for owner Vickey Bowman.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion GA GWISZ JULLYEN ( Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), ridden by owner Tiffany Kurth.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion EMAGE VA (Enzo x Gi Gi Giselle), ridden by owner Michael Brock.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion EL SHEKINAH GOLD (El Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), ridden by owner Marissa Jenson.

Lyric), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: LOST IN YONKERS (Forty Second Street ERB x Wigala), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara.

BIG DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaway’s Lyric), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: LOST IN YONKERS (Forty Second Street ERB x Wigala), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; 4: EC PALADANCE (Longview’s Paladin x Dancing Lace WGF), H: Isabella Marino, O: Joni Marino.

Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: Amanda McGown, O: Mark Davis; 4: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), H: Jessica Medved, O: Ariel Medved; Reserve: TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), H: Chloe Holmes, O: Sharon Chauncey Siar; 3: PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Rehorn Arabians; 4: LLC ROYAL FLUSH (Orlando x Malenia), H: Kelli Bradley, O: Kelli Bradley; 5: HOT WHEELZ GM (UnquestionablyHot x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Jenna Terribile, O: Jenna Terribile. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), H: Darby Deak, O: Nora Tatum; Reserve: THE

Park HA/AA Park Horse Championship Champion: PEARL JAM (Sultan’s Premier x Ed-Mar Samara), H: Stephanie Gonzalez, O: Judith Gonzalez. Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies English Side Saddle Championship - Champion: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Ashley Toye; Reserve: YOU GLOW GIRL ( Justafire DGL x Ring of Fire BM), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman; 3: MARTTINI (Hucklebey

HA/AA Ladies Western Side Saddle Championship - Champion: SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), H: Devin Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; Reserve: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 3: QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Natalie Jones, O: Devin Galloway; 4: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little Mack Truck x Elmariahs Rosette), H: Laurie D Martin, O: Sherry Layne; 5: KHARMEN ELECTRA (Kharben x Jazulyne VF), H: Rebecca Shupek, O: Rebecca Shupek. HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: VSH SHES A SWEETHEART (Night Of Roses x Sweetn

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion AK CANZONET (Sensation Al Z x JV Sonnet), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion NW BEAUDACIOUS (Alada Baskin x R-Beaute), ridden by Eva Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion AMERICAN IDOL (Versace x Bey Fireeshah), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Brianna Williams.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ENTRIGUE DB (Khadraj NA x National Enfanta), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Janet Thompson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion STING SMA (Baske Afire x Rasberry Sting), ridden by owner Joanne Grossman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR 40 & Over Champion SS KHARBEN KOPY (C A Hermoso x SS Khactus Rose), ridden by owner Debra Tierney.

Savvy QCA), H: Mary Mag Wilson, O: Mary Mag Wilson; Reserve: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 3: MONEY PLAYS (Standing Room Only x Beignet), H: Alisha Kinney, O: Alisha Kinney; 4: SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), H: Olivia Boggs, O: Robert Boggs; 5: YOU GLOW GIRL ( Justafire DGL x Ring of Fire BM), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman.

Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 5: SW ONE MORE TIME (Supremacys High Time x May Elation), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Arturo Ramirez.

De Cognac x Sultan’s Crown Jewel), H: Cher Redmond, O: Cher Redmond; 3: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little Mack Truck x Elmariahs Rosette), H: Sherry Layne, O: Sherry Layne; 4: STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: Nan Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; 5: TAMAR TEQUIZA (Thunderbay Barach x PJ), H: Claudia Roberts, O: Claudia Roberts.

Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship Champion: SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), H: Gordon Potts, O: Lori Cantero; Reserve: JEWELIETTE (Marquis De Cognac x Sultan’s Crown Jewel), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Cher Redmond; 3: KHROSSROADS PGA (Khadraj NA x Delwoods Sabrina), H: J.T. Keller, O: Pacific Northwest Equine, Inc.; 4: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Cynthia Burkman, O:

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: HE BE JEEBIE ( Justify x She Be Afire), H: J.T. Keller, O: Lori Cantero; Reserve: KHAJUN WIND WCF (Khadraj NA x Alza Wind), H: Bob Locke, O: Devon Benbrook; 3: RUMOR HAS IT BC (Santa Fe V x TR Moondrops), H: Mark Rochester, O: Ryan Dunn; 4: FA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), H: Scott Tyler, O: Scott Tyler; 5: PHAROAHS IMMORTAL SUN (Pharoahs Ransom x Stars March), H: Rod Owens, O: Cynthia Rodgers. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), H: Connie Cutler, O: Connie Cutler; Reserve: JEWELIETTE (Marquis

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: KHAJUN WIND WCF (Khadraj NA x Alza Wind), H: Devon Benbrook, O: Devon Benbrook; Reserve: SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), H: Devin Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; 3: LODE EM UP (LBA Lode Star x Victoria Station), H: Rod Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; 4: NOONDAY MOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Cashmere), H: Laurie Husband, O: Laurie Husband; 5: PSAYIT WITH DIAMONDS (Psymadre x Hy Dazzle Diamonds), H: JoAnn Harlan, O: Aaron Harlan.


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 and AATR 18-39 Champion RD ODESSA BEY (Odyssey SC x RD Starletta Fame), ridden by Lindsay Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion CAPTAIN MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x HR Bellena), ridden by Kelila Ranney for owner Elizabeth Beck.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasca PA), ridden by owner Jackie Pakula.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasca PA), ridden by Olivia Pakula for owner Jackie Pakula.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), ridden by Olivia Stull for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), H: Chelsea Cantero, O: Lori Cantero; Reserve: KHROSSROADS PGA (Khadraj NA x Delwoods Sabrina), H: Jacqueline Reed, O: Pacific Northwest Equine, Inc.; 3: PHAROAHS IMMORTAL SUN (Pharoahs Ransom x Stars March), H: Renee Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; 4: EVG JUNETYME (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), H: Ashley Marie Szczepaniec, O: Ashley Marie Szczepaniec.

Cyrkowka), H: Chelsea Cantero, O: Lori Cantero; 5: WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), H: Connie Cutler, O: Connie Cutler.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR Championship - Champion: LUCKY WISH (Lucky Sol Moon x Wisdoms Wish), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 3: SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), H: Olivia Boggs, O: Robert Boggs; 4: QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; 5: COWGIRL UP (Poco Loco Doc x Class of Angels), H: Colby Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), H: Devin Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; Reserve: KHAJUN WIND WCF (Khadraj NA x Alza Wind), H: Devon Benbrook, O: Devon Benbrook; 3: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little Mack Truck x Elmariahs Rosette), H: Sherry Layne, O: Sherry Layne; 4: SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x

HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: SR KIST BY FIRE (Set Fire x RH Sunkist Honey), H: Kimberly Gouch, O: Kimberly Gouch. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR Championship - Champion: LUCKY WISH (Lucky Sol Moon x Wisdoms Wish), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; Reserve: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 3: STARRY SPUMONI (TA Rising Star x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Amara Spizzirri; 4: SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), H: Olivia Boggs, O: Robert Boggs; 5: QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway.

Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship Champion: KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Wendy Potts, O: Karen Lee; Reserve: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Ashley Toye; 3: INCYDE SCOOP (Out of Cyte x Cymply Red), H: Cynthia

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bey), ridden by owner Hannah Bell.

Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD Champion OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), driven by owner William Linville.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion SCRIMMAGE (Mamage x SP Sincerity), ridden by Lauren Reeves for owner DeDe Bisch.

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Champion ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holliberry), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR Champion ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), ridden by owner Brooke Waldersen.

Burkman, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 4: VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deva Vu), H: Stephanie Sage, O: North By Northwest LLC; 5: IRRESISTIBLE (Take Heart x Sing For Joy), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Cher Redmond.

SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Karen Lee, O: Karen Lee; Reserve: ROHARA AMERICANLEGACY (Baske Afire x Miz American Pie), H: Katie Russell, O: Russell Family Trust; 3: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Jeri Smith, O: Jeri Smith; 4: IRRESISTIBLE (Take Heart x Sing For Joy), H: Cher Redmond, O: Cher Redmond; 5: JUSTAROCKETMAN ( Justafire DGL x Cant Trust A Lady), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock.

5: VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deva Vu), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), H: Wendy Potts, O: Audrey Zinke; Reserve: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Jeri Smith; 3: ROHARA AMERICANLEGACY (Baske Afire x Miz American Pie), H: Katie Russell, O: Russell Family Trust; 4: GS HERE SHE COMES (GLF In His Image x Ssynchroniciti), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Culbreth Equine Training & Management; 5: CRIMSON N CLOVER UF (Sage Bey x LK Zedora Bey), H: Mark Rochester, O: Carolyn Dunn. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: KHARDINAL

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Reserve: MONEY PLAYS (Standing Room Only x Beignet), H: Alisha Kinney, O: Alisha Kinney; 3: CRIMSON N CLOVER UF (Sage Bey x LK Zedora Bey), H: Ryan Dunn, O: Carolyn Dunn; 4: MATA MATCH (CH Sultan’s Matchmaker x Mattarah), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe;

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Reserve: KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Karen Lee, O: Karen Lee; 3: MONEY PLAYS (Standing Room Only x Beignet), H: Alisha Kinney, O: Alisha Kinney; 4: VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deva Vu), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; 5: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Jeri Smith, O: Jeri Smith. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: QUERIDA BPA (Phi Slama Jama x A Luv Affair), H: Debra Scharrer, O: Debra Scharrer; Reserve: CEDARWOOD SIMBA (Coleman’s Painted Knight x Baskrey), H: Tonya Shuey, O: Tonya Shuey.


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Arabian Regular and Green Working Hunter Champion AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), ridden by Dianne Grod for owner Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Regular Working Hunter AATR, Modified Working Hunter ATR and Hunter Hack AATR Champion ILLUSIVE DREAM (AM Double Dream x Sho Om Finale), ridden by owner Leslie Williams.

Arabian Regular Working Hunter JTR and Hunter Hack JTR Champion DESERT VANITY (Magic Domino AHS x TFA Desert Fyre), ridden by owner Terra Kiefer.

Arabian Hunter Hack Champion AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), ridden by Sophie Austin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Champion BELJOYA (Baske Afire x Inquiry), shown by Scott Scheyli for owner Rackel Gehlsen.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Champion ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy of Love), shown by David Boggs for owner R. Todd Weegens.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TFA ZIMITUP (TFA Zimbinferno x Denmark’s Easter Wind), H: Hannah Bell, O: Hannah Bell; Reserve: MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: S JUST GIMME ROSES ( Justafire DGL x She’s Phi-Vacious), H: Claire Herlin, O: Claire Herlin; 4: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 5: BADDBBOY TOO (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay.

H: Olivia Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; 4: AW FAMES OVATION (The Color of Fame x MC Jabaskina), H: Eva Redmond, O: Michael Redmond; 5: JS LONE STAR (SV Basksko x Magic Gold Star), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch.

Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; Reserve: JS LONE STAR (SV Basksko x Magic Gold Star), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 3: INCYDE SCOOP (Out of Cyte x Cymply Red), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 4: AW FAMES OVATION (The Color of Fame x MC Jabaskina), H: Eva Redmond, O: Michael Redmond; 5: PHI ME TO THE MOON (Allionce x Elektra Phi), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; Reserve: INCYDE SCOOP (Out of Cyte x Cymply Red), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; 3: PHI ME TO THE MOON (Allionce x Elektra Phi),

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians; Reserve: S JUST GIMME ROSES ( Justafire DGL x She’s Phi-Vacious), H: Claire Herlin, O: Claire Herlin; 3: TFA ZIMITUP (TFA Zimbinferno x Denmark’s Easter Wind), H: Hannah Bell, O: Hannah Bell; 4: TU INTENSSE (Bouwe x MC Noormaali), H: Taryn Derse, O: Taryn Derse; 5: BADDBBOY TOO (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), H:

Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: LLC ROYAL FLUSH (Orlando x Malenia), H: Kelli Bradley, O: Kelli Bradley; Reserve: KNIGHT HOPE (MC Sir Hope x RM Dancing Queen), H: Sierra Bay, O: Amanda Paul; 3: SAS SMOOTH SAILIN (Matoi x Sailors Secret), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; 4: RCL PATTI LABELLE (NDL Flashdance x Sultans Private

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Yearling Filly Champion IM ADIVA TOO ORA (Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure AOTH Champion BELJOYA (Baske Afire x Inquiry), shown by owner Rackel Gehlsen.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter AOTH Champion DR GILTY PLEASURES (The Color Of Fame x Alovalie), shown by Janene Boggs for owner Robert Boggs.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Champion MAJOR ROYALTY GA (DS Major Afire x Queen Versace), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Bertil Brunk.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Champion HE BE SHOWY DFA (Showkayce x She Be Noble), shown by Gilberto Valdez for owner Linda Lane.

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion BARGELLOS RAZOUL (Eden C x Sultans Great Endyng), shown by Gary McDonald for owner Ernie Patterson.

Dancer), H: Ashley Fuller, O: Fullers Par Excellence Farms L.C.; 5: LOST IN YONKERS (Forty Second Street ERB x Wigala), H: Wendy Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara.

Show Hack

Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman; 4: BL AMERICAN BEAUTY (Lamberhurst Artillery x Prima Perkal), H: Lisa Wolfe, O: Lisa Wolfe.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: LLC ROYAL FLUSH (Orlando x Malenia), H: Kelli Bradley, O: Kelli Bradley; Reserve: BOBBY C (MarShanee x Hinged in Heaven), H: Emily Maita, O: Emily Maita; 3: KNIGHT HOPE (MC Sir Hope x RM Dancing Queen), H: Sierra Bay, O: Amanda Paul; 4: SAS SMOOTH SAILIN (Matoi x Sailors Secret), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; 5: BRAKES ON FIRE (The Chairman OfTheBoard x Dansel Fontana), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Jo Ann Hitch. Driving HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: SPANISH HARLEM (Harlem Globetrotter x TM Wisper), H: Christine Mitchell, O: Christine Mitchell.

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HA/AA English Show Hack Championship - Champion: BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF), H: Wendy Potts, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: THE BIG DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaway’s Lyric), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; 4: BL AMERICAN BEAUTY (Lamberhurst Artillery x Prima Perkal), H: Lisa Wolfe, O: Lisa Wolfe; 5: CH BOY BLUE (Negociant x CH Kherida), H: Wendy Ruonavaara, O: Gail Thomas. HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF), H: Jeri Smith, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: BOBBY C (Mar-Shanee x Hinged in Heaven), H: Emily Maita, O: Emily Maita; 3: YOU GLOW GIRL ( Justafire DGL x Ring of Fire BM), H: Auriel

HA/AA English Show Hack JTR Championship - Champion: PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Tatum Rehorn, O: Rehorn Arabians; Reserve: THE BIG DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaway’s Lyric), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians; 3: BRAKES ON FIRE (The Chairman OfTheBoard x Dansel Fontana), H: Sarah Ann Karsten, O: Jo Ann Hitch; 4: BL AMERICAN BEAUTY (Lamberhurst Artillery x Prima Perkal), H: Ashley Hurst, O: Lisa Wolfe; 5: YOU GLOW GIRL ( Justafire DGL x Ring of Fire BM), H: Helena Schlegel, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman. HA/AA Reining Horse Championship - Champion: HOT LITTLE KNIGHT (Allionces Knight x Shiners Cinderella), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Maria Danieli


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter AOTH Champion ROHARA AMERICANLEGACY (Baske Afire x Miz American Pie), shown by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion FP BLACK BETTY (Promotion x C’Est Fini), ridden by John Lambert for owner Cary Taylor.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse and JTR Champion MAMA MIA LOA (Mamage x My Lucky Day), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion TS EXPENSIVE TOI (Toi Soldier x Spanish Flame), ridden by owner Shelley Lyden.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR Champion UPTOWN MANHATTAN (MHR Nobility x Reedann’s Phire and Desire), ridden by owner Mareika Ydens.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admiral’s Suprme Glory), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner Mike Beethe.

Krueger; Reserve: WILEY QUIXOTE PGA (Okie Paul Quixote x HJ Allelujah Bey), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Eve Willett; 3: CR DUDLEY DUN RIGHT (Hollywood Dun It x Bay Zalla), H: Robert Miller, O: Vickey Bowman; 3: WILL HE BOOGY (Faantastiko x Sterlings Gold Lace), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Robyn Meyer; 5: SRH HOLLYWOOD JACI (Hes A Beuno Jac x WN Loveinamist), H: Jessica Bein, O: Amanda Golestani.

McNutt-Brock, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Partnership.

Cedar Ridge Farm; 3: TR HOLLYWOOD PRINCESS (Hollywood Dun It x Katallpa), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Mistie Sobral; 4: KCJ PRINZ RAFIK (Normezmovin Prinz x C-L Rafika), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Amara Spizzirri; 5: SR DESPERADO (Topline Eldorado x TW Firenice), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O: Kevin Rosenbaum.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Championship Pattern 5 - Champion: WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: Jessica Bein, O: Victoria Roe; Reserve: TR IMA ROCKIN KID (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Gordon Potts, O: Brass Ring, Inc.; 3: BJ THE WHIZ KID (Easy Otie Whiz x Czars Fire Bug), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Story Book Stables; 4: BSF GITTER DUN (Were Dun x Zerrette), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: David Thielman; 5: JET CITY STARLIGHT (Light N Fine x MCA Cromson Lace), H: Crystal

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship Pattern 8 - Champion: HOT LITTLE KNIGHT (Allionces Knight x Shiners Cinderella), H: Maria Danieli Krueger, O: Maria Danieli Krueger; Reserve: KHAARGA ESCOBAR Slik (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), H: Paige Montgomery, O: Paige Montgomery; 3: WILL HE BOOGY (Faantastiko x Sterlings Gold Lace), H: Robyn Meyer, O: Robyn Meyer; 4: BSF GITTER DUN (Were Dun x Zerrette), H: David Thielman, O: David Thielman; 5: RAFFS SWISS MOCHA (R-Neptune x Raffs Lady Angela), H: Rene Padgham, O: Rene Padgham. HA/AA Reining Horse JTR Championship Pattern 8 - Champion: COWGIRL UP (Poco Loco Doc x Class of Angels), H: Colby Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Reserve: CHI CHI MONTANA (Mister Montana NIC x Jaborrs Lita), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O:

Trail HA/AA Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: SAUL (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: Jessica Bein, O: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten; Reserve: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Jessica Bein, O: Jessica Bein; 3: THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson; 4: CEDARDELL GIG (Cedardell Cinco x Onyx Bars), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Lesley Richards; 5: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Jessica Bein, O: Avery Lincoln.

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TR FAR DARRIG (HF Mister Chips x Leatherwood’s Indigo), ridden by Chris Culbreth for owner Kelli Bradley.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion ALL STARR (Take Heart x Always MTA), ridden by owner Sherry Layne.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion HERITAGE SULTAN (Heritage Bey King x Extra Buttons), ridden by owner Sara Stahler.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admiral’s Supreme Glory), ridden by owner Mike Beethe.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), ridden by Jessica Medved for owner Ariel Medved.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), ridden by owner Nora Tatum.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: HI HANDSOME CCR (Fire and Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Karen Bovee, O: Equus Plus, Inc.; Reserve: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: David Bein, O: Jessica Bein; 3: STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: Nan Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; 4: SRH HOLLYWOOD JACI (Hes A Beuno Jac x WN Loveinamist), H: Amanda Golestani, O: Amanda Golestani.

Working Hunter/Hunter Hack

Showmanship/ Horsemanship

HA/AA Western Trail JTR Horse Championship - Champion: CEDARDELL GIG (Cedardell Cinco x Onyx Bars), H: Molly Madden, O: Lesley Richards; Reserve: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Victoria Roe, O: Avery Lincoln; 3: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Grady Byrne, O: Jessica Bein; 4: SAUL (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten, O: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten.

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HA/AA Modified Working Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: RS THE LITTLE MAN (FTL Elegare x Vagabonds Gemini), H: Sophie Austin, O: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Hunter Hack Championship Champion: RS THE LITTLE MAN (FTL Elegare x Vagabonds Gemini), H: Sophie Austin, O: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Hunter Hack AATR Championship - Champion: RS THE LITTLE MAN (FTL Elegare x Vagabonds Gemini), H: Sophie Austin, O: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Hunter Hack JTR Championship Champion: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr.

Showmanship JTH 14-17 Championship Champion: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: KARA GUY, O: Laurie Long; Reserve: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Jackie Pakula; 3: Queen Of Hearts LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: DEVIN GALLOWAY, O: Devin Galloway; 4: U Shakam All (RR Akmal Bey x MC Jabaskenade), H: HELENA SCHLEGEL, O: Helena Schlegel; 5: Starry Spumoni (TA Rising Star x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: AMARA SPIZZIRRI, O: Amara Spizzirri. Showmanship JTH 11-13 Championship Champion: Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Juliet Jackson; Reserve: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: OLIVIA PAKULA, O: Jackie Pakula; 3: JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: OLIVIA LEE, O: Jolee


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), ridden by Darby Deak for owner Nora Tatum.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion PEARL JAM (Sultan’s Premier x Ed-Mar Samara), ridden by Stephanie Gonzalez for owner Judith Gonzalez.

HA/AA Ladies English Side Saddle Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Ashley Toye.

HA/AA Ladies Western Side Saddle Champion SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), ridden by Devin Miller for owner Vickey Bowman.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion VSH SHES A SWEETHEART (Night Of Roses x Sweetn Savvy QCA), ridden by owner Mary Mag Wilson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Lori Cantero.

Arabians; 4: Turnn The Page (Khadraj x RA Po Okela), H: AMANDA ROGERS, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino; 5: Cedardell Gig (Cedardell Cinco x Onyx Bars), H: MOLLY MADDEN, O: Lesley Richards.

POWELL, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Reserve: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Laurie Long; 3: Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: ALEXANDRA AUBREY MITTEN, O: Avery Lincoln; 4: Inexpensive Hobby (Okie Paul Quixote x Aristette Mia), H: KARA GUY, O: Kara Guy; 5: Pilaster (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: MAYA KAHWAJI, O: Maya Kahwaji.

Equitation

Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Championship - Champion: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: ATHENA NORTH, O: Laurie Long; Reserve: Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: VANESSA PEDREGON, O: Juliet Jackson; 3: In The Nic Of Time (Molodets x Reina Solis), H: KAYLEIGH COHEE, O: Leigh Ann Langley; 4: Alpine Hai Noon (Bay Susayn x Hai Fashion), H: BRIANNA CHAMBERLAIN, O: Christi Mattson; 5: Sundance Girl V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), H: ELIZABETH DAWE, O: Greg Dawe. Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: Cowgirl Up (Poco Loco Doc x Class of Angels), H: COLBY

Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: OLIVIA PAKULA, O: Laurie Long; Reserve: Im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: GRADY BYRNE, O: Jessica Bein; 3: Pauillac (Deficyt x Dolina), H: EVA REDMOND, O: Wolf Springs Ranch; 4: Cedardell Gig (Cedardell Cinco x Onyx Bars), H: MOLLY MADDEN, O: Lesley Richards; 5: Shariah Star (Cody x Promise Shariah), H: OLIVIA BOGGS, O: Robert Boggs.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TC Matador (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), H: CHLOE HOLMES, O: Sharon Chauncey Siar; Reserve: Valiant Gazi (Mr Gazi x Valintyne), H: ZANE SULLIVAN, O: Marie Johnson; 3: Bayberry Rum LOA (Meistermind x FNF PearlsNLace), H: GABRIELLE GREENBERG, O: Lori Larson; 4: Marys Gift ( Justafire DGL x La Mirabella), H: SYDNEY DAZZO, O: Sydney Dazzo; 5: CH Boy Blue (Negociant x CH Kherida), H: BRITTANY DOSSI, O: Gail Thomas. Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: VSH Shes A Sweetheart (Night Of Roses x Sweetn Savvy QCA), H: MARY MAG WILSON, O: Mary Mag Wilson; Reserve: Ultrasonic (Hucklebey Berry x EW Ultima), H: AMANDA BURNS, O: Pam Burns; 3: Berry Shaklana V (Huckleberry

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HE BE JEEBIE ( Justify x She Be Afire), ridden by J.T. Keller for owner Lori Cantero.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by owner Connie Cutler.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion KHAJUN WIND WCF (Khadraj NA x Alza Wind), ridden by owner Devon Benbrook.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), ridden by Chelsea Cantero for owner Lori Cantero.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Champion SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), ridden by Devin Miller for owner Vickey Bowman.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion SR KIST BY FIRE (Set Fire x RH Sunkist Honey), ridden by owner Kimberly Gouch.

Bey x Balashaklana V), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Kameron Buchanan; 4: DA Tribulation (Triften x Starkette), H: MAYREE NOLAN, O: Mayree Nolan; 5: Lost In Yonkers (Forty Second Street ERB x Wigala), H: KAITLYN RUONAVAARA, O: Wendy Ruonavaara.

(CR Kiyev x Maturia), H: PEYTON RANDLE, O: Nancy Risen; Reserve: Pilaster (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: ATHENA NORTH, O: Maya Kahwaji; 3: Sundance Girl V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), H: ELIZABETH DAWE, O: Greg Dawe; 4: Little Miss Zippen (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), H: BELLA GRACE BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan; 5: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: MADISON MOLINA, O: Laurie Long.

Wicked Ways), H: CLAIRE HERLIN, O: Laurie D Martin; Reserve: Save Your Pennies (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: GABRIELLE GREENBERG, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 3: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Jackie Pakula; 4: U Shakam All (RR Akmal Bey x MC Jabaskenade), H: HELENA SCHLEGEL, O: Helena Schlegel; 5: Bey Shaheene RB (Noyz x RHF Shalimar), H: STEPHANIE GONZALEZ, O: Camille Discala.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Valentino Afire (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), H: FALAN ALPERT, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: Bayberry Rum LOA (Meistermind x FNF PearlsNLace), H: NIKKI LARSON, O: Lori Larson; 3: Berry Shaklana V (Huckleberry Bey x Balashaklana V), H: BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan; 4: Dancing Shues (Obaf x Wildwoods 40 Karat), H: DESTINY RUPPLE, O: Gail Thomas; 5: Fyre By Design SS (Whispering Wind Lone Ranger x Stylish Design), H: JADE GARZA, O: Cheryl Lee. Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: CR Ghandi

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Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump AATR Championship - Champion: Saul (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: AMANDA GOLESTANI, O: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten; Reserve: SPBKadijah (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: MARIAH WILSON, O: Mariah Wilson; 3: Cyber Bob (Cytosk x Northwest Melody), H: BETH FATLAND, O: Laurie Fatland. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: IIBJustaLilWicked ( Justafire DGL x AH

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Light of Glory (Heir to Glory x Finest Delight), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Julia Anne Files; Reserve: Carmel Rose (Palissandre x Rustirose), H: NICOLE COSMANY, O: Nicole Cosmany; 3: PSF Exclamation (Awesomw Knight x W-M Regina), H: KATELYNN HENDERSON, O: Sally Nelson; 4: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: OLIVIA PAKULA,


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR Champion LUCKY WISH (Lucky SOL Moon x Wisdoms Wish), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Karen Lee.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by owner Karen Lee.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and AATR Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Toye.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion QUERIDA BPA (Phi Slama Jama x A Luv Affair), ridden by owner Debra Scharrer.

O: Jackie Pakula; 5: CRF Barenaked Lady (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: HANNAH HILAND, O: Hannah Hiland.

GUY, O: Kara Guy; 3: SR Desperado (Topline Eldorado x TW Firenice), H: DANIELLE ROSENBAUM, O: Kevin Rosenbaum; 4: Hollywood Sunset (Hollywood White x Ora), H: ALLYSON FRIEDMAN, O: Allyson Friedman; 5: Cowgirl Up (Poco Loco Doc x Class of Angels), H: COLBY POWELL, O: Silver Aspen Ranch.

Shannon Beethe; Reserve: ULTRASONIC (Hucklebey Berry x EW Ultima), H: Nikki Larson, O: Pam Burns.

Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: ROL Excyptional (Cytosk x Ebonee), H: FALAN ALPERT, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: Save Your Pennies (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: NIKKI LARSON, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 3: Saul (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: KAYLEIGH COHEE, O: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten; 4: Pilaster (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: ATHENA NORTH, O: Maya Kahwaji; 5: Little Miss Zippen (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), H: BELLA GRACE BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan. Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: Khaarga Escobar Slik (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), H: MACKENZIE ALEXANDER, O: Paige Montgomery; Reserve: Inexpensive Hobby (Okie Paul Quixote x Aristette Mia), H: KARA

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: TR Hollywood Princess (Hollywood Dun It x Katallpa), H: OLIVIA PAKULA, O: Mistie Sobral; Reserve: Wimpys Little Cat (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: VICTORIA ROE, O: Victoria Roe; 3: TR Rugby (*Nariadni x HK Pamella), H: GRADY BYRNE, O: Equine Veterinary Services.

Walk/Trot English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Falan Alpert, O:

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: BAYBERRY RUM LOA (Meistermind x FNF PearlsNLace), H: Nikki Larson, O: Lori Larson; 3: BERRY SHAKLANA V (Huckleberry Bey x Balashaklana V), H: Baleigh Faith Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; 4: FYRE BY DESIGN SS (Whispering Wind Lone Ranger x Stylish Design), H: Jade Garza, O: Cheryl Lee. Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: CR GHANDI (CR Kiyev x Maturia), H: Peyton Randle, O: Nancy Risen; Reserve: HA VICTORIA (RSD Dark Victory x Striking Evidence), H: Colin Cocuzza, O: Nichole Wall Cocuzza; 3:

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion TFA ZIMITUP (TFA Zimbinferno x Denmark’s Easter Wind), ridden by owner Hannah Bell.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), ridden by Caitlin Pigott for owner Highland Pride Arabians.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open and ATR Champion LLC ROYAL FLUSH (Orlando x Malenia), ridden by owner Kelli Bradley.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apolopalooza x Reindance FSF), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR Champion BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apolopalooza x Reindance FSF), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

PILASTER (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: Athena North, O: Maya Kahwaji; 4: JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Elizabeth Dawe, O: Jolee Arabians; 5: QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway.

H: Wyatt Wilms, O: Jeanne Mulcahy; Reserve: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Kate Yearin, O: Avery Lincoln; 3: SRH HOLLYWOOD JACI (Hes A Beuno Jac x WN Loveinamist), H: Kayleigh Cohee, O: Amanda Golestani; 4: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Kayleigh Cohee, O: Jessica Bein; 5: SAUL (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: Kate Yearin, O: Alexandra Aubrey Mitten.

(TFA Domingo x Saharan Breeze), H: Anne Machler, O: Anne Machler; 5: MASTERPIECE PA (Armani FC x Padrons Vali Girl), H: Alexandra Ramage, O: Alexandra Ramage.

Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Nikki Larson, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; Reserve: ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; 3: TURNN THE PAGE (Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela), H: Bella Grace Buchanan, O: Carolyn McDonald-Shino; 4: SUNDANCE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), H: Elizabeth Dawe, O: Greg Dawe; 5: PILASTER (Europejczyk x Pipi), H: Athena North, O: Maya Kahwaji. Western Trail Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: OB WAN KANOBI (Marcus Canadius x Sheba Zaba),

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Dressage Arabian Dressage Training Level Championship Test 4 - Champion: FHF FIREBRAND (Fire Alert x MS Brandy), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Carol Picoriello; Reserve: PRISE DE FER (Maclintock V x Allana TF), H: Todd Ehret, O: Cathy Brandt; 3: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AMF TAMARA ROSE

HA/AA Dressage Training Level Championship Test 4 - Champion: KRUGORRS MINUET (Krugorr x Dakota Dusty Rose), H: Diane Boyce, O: AnnMarie Crookham; Reserve: SPB-KADIJAH (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Mariah Wilson; 3: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry Bey V x Finessa), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Maren Cochran; 4: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Kristen Valencia, O: Sally Nelson; 5: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke. Dressage Training Level AATR Championship Test 4 - Champion: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), H: Maren


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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HA/AA English Show Hack JTR Champion PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), ridden by Tatum Rehorn for owner Rehorn Arabians.

HA/AA Modified Working Hunter ATR and Hunter Hack Open and AATR Champion RS THE LITTLE MAN (FTL Elegare x Vagabonds Gemini), ridden by Sophie Austin for owner Jackie Alkin.

HA/AA Hunter Hack JTR Champion CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), ridden by owner Sara Kerr.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion CHLOE HOLMES on TC Matador (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), for owner Sharon Chauncey Siar.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion FALAN ALPERT, owner of Valentino Afire (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx).

Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion PEYTON RANDLE on CR Ghandi (CR Kiyev x Maturia), for owner Nancy Risen.

Cochran, O: Maren Cochran; Reserve: CJA DEBBONHEIR (The Million Heir x CJA Lorelei), H: Jodi Reynolds, O: Jodi Reynolds; 3: SPB-KADIJAH (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Mariah Wilson; 4: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry Bey V x Finessa), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran; 5: TAIF TZ (Taez x Bin Royalayna), H: Lisa Wolters Broder, O: Lisa Wolters Broder.

Dressage First Level Championship Test 4 Champion: BEY REMINISHANCE (WW Rendishahn x Gamine SRD), H: Antoinette Crowther, O: Antoinette Crowther; Reserve: MERMAID ZORRO (Opalo x Malabar Satin), H: Stephanie Goodman, O: Naima Guy; 3: KRUGORRS MINUET (Krugorr x Dakota Dusty Rose), H: Diane Boyce, O: AnnMarie Crookham; 4: AMF TAMARA ROSE (TFA Domingo x Saharan Breeze), H: Anne Machler, O: Anne Machler; 5: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley.

(Musiik Man x Fantasy Fest), H: Cheryl Brock, O: Cheryl Brock; 5: RED ROYAL JAZZ (Red Allert x SantaZaraff ), H: Tiffany Coggeshall, O: Tiffany Coggeshall.

Dressage Training Level JTR Championship Test 4 - Champion: FORTUNES FATE (Fortunado x Mataree), H: Megan Manning, O: Megan Manning; Reserve: DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: Kristen Hansen, O: Maren Cochran; 3: DYSKUR FANCYPANTS (Dyskurs x Caliera), H: Michele Weidert, O: Michele Weidert; 4: CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, O: Hannah Hiland; 5: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Sara Kerr.

Dressage First Level AATR Championship Test 4 - Champion: BEY REMINISHANCE (WW Rendishahn x Gamine SRD), H: Antoinette Crowther, O: Antoinette Crowther; Reserve: CA GRAND TRINITY (Ravvens Jafar x Classic Zahara), H: Gail Thomas, O: Gail Thomas; 3: CJA DEBBONHEIR (The Million Heir x CJA Lorelei), H: Jodi Reynolds, O: Jodi Reynolds; 4: MUSIK FEST LOA

Dressage First Level JTR Championship Test 4 - Champion: DF DESERT THUNDER (AM Gypsy Vision x TFA Desert Fyre), H: Emily Goldman, O: Emily Goldman; Reserve: DYSKUR FANCYPANTS (Dyskurs x Caliera), H: Michele Weidert, O: Michele Weidert; 3: MOZARTA VIVACE (Wolfgang SPA x Kossamel Sunrise), H: Heather Rike, O: Heather Rike. Dressage Second Level Championship Test 4 Champion: MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (Man of the Ring x Fire Sign DA), H: Tami George, O: Tami George; Reserve: BAY POLADDIN (Bay Saladin x Polexia), H: Denise Krause, O: Tina Fogg. Dressage Second Level ATR Championship Test 4 - Champion: MA SIGN OF THE

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Champion CLAIRE HERLIN on IIBJustaLilWicked ( Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), for owner Laurie Martin.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion JOSHUA SHINO on Light of Glory (Heir to Glory x Finest Delight), for owner Julia Anne Files.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump AATR Champion AMANDA GOLESTANI on Saul (Musseaus x Teen Witch), for owner Alexandra Aubrey Mitten.

Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion FALAN ALPERT, owner of ROL Excyptional (Cytosk x Ebonee).

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), ridden by Falan Alpert for owner Shannon Beethe.

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

TIMES (Man of the Ring x Fire Sign DA), H: Tami George, O: Tami George; Reserve: ST LOUIS BLEU (Le Bleu Basque x St Lawrence), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; 3: DF DESERT THUNDER (AM Gypsy Vision x TFA Desert Fyre), H: Emily Goldman, O: Emily Goldman; 4: MOZARTA VIVACE (Wolfgang SPA x Kossamel Sunrise), H: Heather Rike, O: Heather Rike; 5: BAY POLADDIN (Bay Saladin x Polexia), H: Tina Fogg, O: Tina Fogg.

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x Saharan Breeze), H: Anne Machler, O: Anne Machler; 3: AL-MARAH LADY CAPULET (Bremervale Andronicus x AM CapableClemmie), H: Anna Filleti, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: NABILAS FANTASY (El Nabila x R Desperada), H: Mathugh Vance, O: Mathugh Vance; 5: KOURIZMATIC (Kouvay Bey x Firellandria), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson.

Dressage Third level Championship Test 3 - Champion: AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: TFA DOMINGO (Aladdinn Echo x TFA LA Animada), H: Anne Machler, O: Anne Machler. Dressage Prix St. Georges Championship Champion: CANDELIGHT MA (*Gondolier x *Czapla), H: Susan Girard, O: Susan Girard.

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Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand Championship - Champion: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Holly Bennett, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: READYTO RUMBLE NF (Tezmar Bey x Miss Summer Rain), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; 4: AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AM O ALEXANDER STYLE (Bremervale Andromicus x AM Stylish Steed), H: Cynthia Chesnutt, O: Cynthia Chesnutt. Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH LADY ANNE (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Winsome Steed), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AMF TAMARA ROSE (TFA Domingo

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH SO NOBLE (AM Michael Love x Al-Marah Seahonor), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: MUSIK FEST LOA (Musiik Man x Fantasy Fest), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Cheryl Brock; 3: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: PAYTRIOT (ML Flamboyant x Maggity Ann), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; 5: AM GREAT OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Quest Tocaya), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley.


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Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion CR GHANDI (CR Kiyev x Maturia), ridden by Peyton Randle for owner Nancy Risen.

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Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), ridden by Nikki Larson for owner Gabrielle Greenberg.

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Arabian Dressage Training Level Test 4 Champion FHF FIREBRAND (Fire Alert x MS Brandy), ridden by Mariah Wilson for owner Carol Picoriello.

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HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 4 Champion Diane Boyce on KRUGORRS MINUET (Krugorr x Dakota Dusty Rose), for owner AnnMarie Crookham.

Dressage Training Level AATR Test 4 Champion DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), ridden by owner Maren Cochran.

Dressage First Level Open and AATR Test 4 Champion BEY REMINISHANCE (WW Rendishahn x Gamine SRD), ridden by owner Antoinette Crowther.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand ATH Championship - Champion: MASTERPIECE PA (Armani FC x Padrons Vali Girl), H: Alexandra Ramage, O: Alexandra Ramage; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AM PRINCE OF TEXAS (AM Good Oldboy x AM Warrior Princess), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AM O ALEXANDER STYLE (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Stylish Steed), H: Cynthia Chesnutt, O: Cynthia Chesnutt; 5: AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Bazy Tankersley.

H: Megan Stephenson, O: Anne Machler; 3: NABILAS FANTASY (El Nabila x R Desperada), H: Mathugh Vance, O: Mathugh Vance; 4: KOURIZMATIC (Kouvay Bey x Firellandria), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; 5: NF HOT SUMMER NITE (Tezmar Bey x Miss Summer Rain), H: Eva Tannenberger, O: Trish Nelson.

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Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand ATH Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH LADY ANNE (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Winsome Steed), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AMF TAMARA ROSE (TFA Domingo x Saharan Breeze),

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand ATH Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH SO NOBLE (AM Michael Love x Al-Marah Seahonor), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: MUSIK FEST LOA (Musiik Man x Fantasy Fest), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Cheryl Brock; 3: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AM GREAT OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Quest Tocaya), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: CRYMSON TYDE (*SA Ika x Reem Al-Fala), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; 3: AMF TAMARA ROSE (TFA Domingo x Saharan Breeze), H: Anne Machler, O: Anne Machler; 4: AM POWER LEADER (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Seasteed), H: Holly Bennett, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT

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REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Dressage First Level JTR Test 4 Champion DF DESERT THUNDER (AM Gypsy Vision x TFA Desert Fyre), ridden by owner Emily Goldman.

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Dressage Second Level Open and ATR Test 4 Champion MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (Man of the Ring x Fire Sign DA), ridden by owner Tami George.

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Dressage Third level Test 3 Champion AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), ridden by Jackie Alkin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

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Dressage Prix St. Georges Champion CANDELIGHT MA (*Gondolier x *Czapla), ridden by owner Susan Girard.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), ridden by Jackie Alkin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse and ATR Champion HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), ridden by Monique Rochester for owner Mark Rochester.

Vixen), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Maren Cochran; 3: PRISE DE FER (Maclintock V x Allana TF), H: Todd Ehret, O: Cathy Brandt; 4: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: READYTO RUMBLE NF (Tezmar Bey x Miss Summer Rain), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Trish Nelson.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: CRYMSON TYDE (*SA Ika x Reem Al-Fala), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: ZODIACS PIZZAZ (Zodiac Matador x JK Raset), H: Anne Machler, O: Megan Stephenson; 3: MUSIK FEST LOA (Musiik Man x Fantasy Fest), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Cheryl Brock; 4: BAY POLADDIN (Bay Saladin x Polexia), H: Denise Krause, O: Tina Fogg; 5: MOZARTA VIVACE (Wolfgang SPA x Kossamel Sunrise), H: Heather Rike, O: Heather Rike.

H: Robin Pike, O: Robin Pike; 3: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke; 4: GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), H: Mikaela Durfey, O: Maren Cochran; 3: FHF FIREBRAND (Fire Alert x MS Brandy), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Carol Picoriello; 4: ZODIACS PIZZAZ (Zodiac Matador x JK Raset), H: Megan Stephenson, O: Megan Stephenson; 5: AL-MARAH ASTERISK (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Sign), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley.

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Half-Arabian Sport Horse Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Championship - Champion: AM TOKEN CHICK (Bremervale Andronicus x Queen Christine), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Jerry Hamilton; Reserve: SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt),

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Championship - Champion: RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: RS SHIFT WORK (Bremervale Andronicus x Vagabonds Finale), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Jackie Alkin; 3: BPH LIGHT MY FIRE (Fire Ari x BPH Mandolin Rain), H: Samuel Gonzalez Hernandez, O: Kelli Gilkison-Bourgeois; 4: STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Rancho Sonado LLC. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares In-Hand ATH Championship - Champion: SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt),


REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion CRYMSON TYDE (*SA Ika x Reem Al-Fala), ridden by Wendy Davis for owner Bazy Tankersley.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Mare ATH Champion SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt), shown by owner Robin Pike.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Champion RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), shown by owner Jackie Alkin.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Open and ATR Champion SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt), ridden by owner Robin Pike.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), ridden by owner Jackie Alkin.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Champion GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), ridden by owner Trish Nelson.

H: Robin Pike, O: Robin Pike; Reserve: AM TOKEN CHICK (Bremervale Andronicus x Queen Christine), H: Wendy Davis, O: Jerry Hamilton; 3: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Diann Wuttke, O: Diann Wuttke; 4: CZEERMEON (Colonel Cartoon x Simply Czarming), H: Debbie Rice, O: Debbie Rice; 5: GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Trish Nelson.

Under Saddle HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt), H: Robin Pike, O: Robin Pike; Reserve: SPBKADIJAH (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Mariah Wilson; 3: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke; 4: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesomw Knight x W-M Regina), H: Kristen Valencia, O: Sally Nelson; 5: STRIKES ROCKET (Strike Up The Band’s Legacy x Jassens Cutie Pie), H: Heather Baker, O: Heather Baker.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: SS GRUEVEN NIGHTT (Chant De Paix x Summer Nightt), H: Robin Pike, O: Robin Pike; Reserve: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Sally Nelson; 3: VF MAJESTIC ROGUE (LFD Amir Rogue x Majestic Holme), H: Madeline Jahns, O: Madeline Jahns; 4: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Sara Kerr; 5: SPBKADIJAH (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Mariah Wilson.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: SOMETHING GRAND (Symply Grand x Pask Khalehla), H: Kristen Valencia, O: Equus Plus, Inc.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; Reserve: CH BOY BLUE (Negociant x CH Kherida), H: Wendy Ruonavaara, O: Gail Thomas. ■

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand ATH Championship - Champion: RS SHIFT WORK (Bremervale Andronicus x Vagabonds Finale), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: VF MAJESTIC ROGUE (LFD Amir Rogue x Majestic Holme), H: Madeline Jahns, O: Madeline Jahns; 3: RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Jackie Alkin; 4: STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: Nan Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC.

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n the uncertain economy of 2010, it is not uncommon to hear the Arabian horse industry in the United States discussed in overtones of gloom, with negativity the order of the day. There is one subject, however, on which everyone is thumbs-up and positive: the major halter futurities that now pay out some of the highest prize money in the entire Arabian show ring. Some of these futurities offer financial awards in performance classes as well, but the focus here will be on the halter division. Because halter horses typically can sell at an earlier age than their performance counterparts, the incentive of early cash awards has had a significant and sustained impact on the market. In this first of a two-part series, we’ll look at some of the headline events which are creating the buzz. The basic formula for the successful futurities today is simple: Owners pay to nominate stallions to a futurity on an annual basis, mare owners do likewise with their mares, and the resulting foals are eligible to compete for money generated by those nomination fees (which, in the interim, have been well-invested). An auxiliary cash generator is the “auction class.” A separate event from the regular futurity classes, it is open only to the foals from breedings sold in a special stallion service auction. The owners of futurity-

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nominated stallions donate one breeding per year to the auction, which then sells the breedings at what is usually a gala event. Prize money in the class is paid from the revenue of the auction. The oldest of the futurities is the Minnesota Medallion, founded in 1981 by the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Association. It takes place at the Minnesota Fall Festival Show, held each year at the end of September, solely for the offspring of Medallion Stallions. After Minnesota came the Iowa Gold Star, founded in 1993 but jumpstarted in 2003/2004, and held over the Labor Day weekend in Des Moines. Then, in 2002, came the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program, for which the first competitions were the talk of the Scottsdale Show in 2003. The newest of the futurities is the Region 12 Spotlight, founded in 2006, which held its first classes at the Region 12 Show in Perry, Ga., in 2008. Perhaps surprisingly, money was not the central issue in the founding of these futurities. Amateur competition was, although no one disputes that the financial return is central to their success. Today, all the futurities consider their basic mission to be restoring interest in breeding Arabians and encouraging owners’ participation with their


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horses. In recent years, the success of the futurity phenomenon has reached the performance divisions as well, with reining and English enthusiasts instituting their own financially-attractive programs. And in an innovative twist which will be discussed next month, the Arabian English Performance Futurity introduced its own halter futurity, specifically geared to the conformational requirements of the ideal English horse. The futurities are all structured very similarly because, as one founder observed, once Minnesota was in place, no one had to reinvent the wheel. But each offers its own atmosphere and a few tweaks unique to itself. Minnesota, which designed the format, is now also known for its festive auction party, which has featured some exciting entertainment (for the past two years, the presentation of a top level stallion—in a downtown hotel). The Iowa Gold Star, meanwhile, developed a persona of nonstop, overthe-top themed fun, complete with costumes; one year it was pirates, another the old west, and this year is projected to play gangster-land Chicago. The unrivaled resort atmosphere of winter sunshine lends its usual aura to Scottsdale, along with the sense of national/ international importance. And in Georgia, Region 12’s thoughtful innovations and topclass facility are proving that its Spotlight Futurity is a worthy addition to the team.

People who come and participate in the show know that it is a level playing field, that everybody has an equal opportunity.” “I think the money always gets people’s attention,” agrees Taryl Pearson, Executive Director of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, “but once you get their attention, they start working towards a goal of showing their horses. I think it builds a bond with their horses: They remember why they own or breed these horses, because they’re hands-on again.” “What we are seeing is that people are making it their business to work hard so that they can become more competitive,” reports Janet Searls, a member of Region 12’s Spotlight Futurity Committee. “They are

“The overriding thing is to increase participation in the breed itself and the show in particular,” says Peter Conway.

Peter Conway, vice president of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Association, describes the basic goals that inspired the Medallion Stallion program and launched the parade that followed it. “The overriding thing is to increase participation in the breed itself and the show in particular,” he says. “We do that through three things we really work very hard for. One, obviously, is the prize money. It’s one of the oldest and best prize money programs in the U.S.; that’s a big part of it. But above and beyond that is this sense that it is all about the amateur, and it is fun and it is fair. We strive to be a show that is known for its integrity in everything that we do.

becoming far more educated regarding the appropriate methods of handling horses, and interacting with their own horses.” Longtime horsewoman Roxann Hart, Orange Lake, Fla., sees the situation from two vantage points. She is on Region 12’s futurity committee, which puts on the Spotlight, and her Rohara Arabians shows horses routinely at Scottsdale and Region 12. Although she hasn’t yet shown at the Iowa Gold Star, she is in attendance every year. “Think about it,” she says. “You’re getting revenue sources in many different ways—from stud fees and mare nominations—and into the region because you have increased participation. A lot of these people showing definitely have brought the horses in just for those futurity classes.”

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THE S COTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION F UTURITY We’ll start with the largest of the futurities, one which exploded onto the 21st century scene: the Scottsdale Signature Stallions Futurity. Organized by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), it was created in 2002 under the direction of Jay Allen, who is now AHAA’s president, and Terry Holmes. Both Allen and Holmes were familiar with the Minnesota Medallion Stallion program (Allen’s parents were among its original 50 founders), and with a few adjustments, they followed its pattern in the new Signature Stallion program. The first step was to sell “right holdings” in the futurity to stallion owners. A capacity 50 quickly signed up, so another 10 were added and were sold as well; the right holders could nominate their own stallions, plus each could nominate one other to

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the program. Classes began the following year with competitions for yearling fillies and colts/geldings. Over the years, that has expanded to different age groups and now into performance classes as well, all with significant payouts as financial incentive. The inaugural Scottsdale Signature Stallion Service Auction was held in 2003, and it was announced that foals bred from the services sold would be eligible to compete in a special new event just for them. The first one was held in 2005. By 2010, the auction classes paid more than $50,000 each to the champion colt and filly, with hefty awards also for the reserves and top tens. As Minnesota had before them, the Signature founders recognized that the future of the breed lay with the owners and breeders of Arabian horses, so they created classes that focused on them rather than on the trainers. From the first, they limited participation to amateur owner handlers (and eventually riders), with the sole exception of the 3and 4-year-old divisions of the performance futurities


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that were added later. There, the horses are shown by professionals before being handed back to amateur exhibitors at the 5-year-old stage. “They saw the need to get owners involved with their horses, get amateurs showing their horses, and take the political aspects out of showing horses—to make it fun again,” Pearson recalls. “That was the vision in the beginning and it still the vision now, although it has become more complex.” The catalyst? Farsighted horsemen in the Arizona club were already seeing tremors in the equine industry, she says. “We could start to see Arabian registrations declining, and it was hard to keep people engaged in breeding, showing, and enjoying the Arabian horse—and that’s vital if this industry is going to survive. So we looked for a model that was successful, and really the drive behind it was to perpetuate this breed because we could see the decline.”

each class,” Jay Allen says. “Usually we break that up into sections, pull the top 20 to come back, and then we pick champion, reserve and top ten. In 2011, we’re going to divide the roughly 100 horses into four or five sections based on age; ‘like’ ages will be grouped together. That was one of the comments we heard: When you broke down those sections, you’d have a January baby in with a July, and that January baby is practically twice as old as the July baby.”

“We’re just looking at what we can do to encourage people to breed more horses, participate in these programs, and give them a marketing edge for doing that,” says Jay Allen.

The Scottsdale Signature Futurity, which now includes 159 stallions, has seen steady and impressive growth. In 2010, it paid out more than $740,000 in 13 classes. In addition to the auction events, the regular futurity halter classes paid between $14,000 and $19,500 to their winners, with substantial awards for reserves and top tens. “We had more stallions in our auction than we’ve ever had,” Pearson says. “In a time where people are breeding fewer mares, I think they were making selective choices to breed to Scottsdale Signature stallions so that the babies would be marketable and eligible for prize money.” She considers the club’s original goal of boosting Arabian participation. “In looking at the numbers of new registrations, I think you can see that we’ve had a huge impact on that. If there is a show that is going to create some excitement, it’s the Scottsdale Show. You combine those two aspects and it’s great for people who want to give it another shot and get excited about their involvement in the future of the Arabian horse industry.” More changes are due in 2011. “We typically run about 100 to 120 yearling fillies and yearling colts in

He cites an important component of the plan. “We’ll divide it up when they get to the show, not before. Our goal is to keep each at 20; if we’re off by a horse or two, okay, but not four or five. We want even numbers as well as even ages. Then we’ll pick a first and second out of each group, so instead of you making the cut and moving forward, there will be a first place winner from that group and three more who make the top five. It gives those sections, I think, more relevancy. You’ll see that top five move forward, and then when it comes to the championship class, we’ll hold it just like a regular halter championship: four or five on the front row who were your first place horses and then four or five (depending on how many sections we end up with), on the second row. We’ll pick our champion and reserve from those horses. “The way we did it wasn’t bad,” he continues. “It’s not that going top ten isn’t good, but this will be something that will help you market your horse a little better because it will be a little higher title. We’re just looking at what we can do to encourage people to breed more horses, participate in these programs, and give them a marketing edge for doing that.

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A Scottsdale blue is one of the best blues you can win in our country, and if we can send more people home with a blue or a red ribbon, that’s a pretty good thing.” Another introduction next year will be 3-year-old jackpot classes for colts, fillies and geldings. With the funding for the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity already designated, the club is pursuing sponsorship to make up the prize money in the new events. “More than the prize money on those, again, it’s another opportunity for people to market their horses,” says Allen. “A lot of those 3-year-olds are national futurity horses, so a lot of them come to Scottsdale, and this gives them another opportunity to be seen and marketed. In this breed now, we need to give our breeders and exhibitors the best opportunity to market their horses that we can. And if they can get that horse in a class where they can maybe win a little money, that might take a little pressure off their expenses.”

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Another possible change for next year is the venue of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Service Auction, currently held in the Equidome. Futurity organizers, recognizing that the arena’s climatic conditions were subject to the whim of nature, looked into moving the event to a hotel, as some of the other futurities had done. But when they broached the subject at the annual right holders meeting, which they use to get member feedback, the right holders advised against it. “So, we’re going to keep it on the grounds, but we’re looking at moving it up to Brett’s Barn,” Allen says, naming a picturesque structure with western décor and, when the barn doors are open, a beautiful view of the mountains and desert. “It’s a little smaller, more intimate venue, where we feel we can create a little cooler, friendlier, closer atmosphere than what we had. It’s a little more climate-controlled, too. Guys can put on a suit, gals a dress, and they’re not going to have to worry about walking out in the arena.


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“We’re always looking for ways to improve,” he smiles. “The big thing is that you can never get complacent and think that just because it’s a great futurity, you don’t need to keep thinking of ways to improve it.”

R EGION 12 S POTLIGHT F UTURITY Now let’s jump to the newest of the incentive programs: the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity, which as the latest, benefited the most from the others’ experiences. Like many of the organizations, Region 12 had had a futurity in place, but one which was in decline, so members voted to phase it out and establish a new one.

The catalyst for the Spotlight came when Region 12 members, admiring the success of the Scottsdale Signature program, realized that there was no futurity like it in their area. “We wanted something for people who live on the east coast,” says Janet Searls, also on the futurity committee. “We wanted to change the atmosphere and provide incentive programs so that people on the East Coast had a show to go to and reasonably expect their horses to come away with some dollars.” They went to Scottsdale’s Taryl Pearson for the full scoop on how the Signature program worked. “We actually set up the Spotlight to ref lect the rules and regulations of the Scottsdale Signature program,” Searls says. “Then we massaged it a bit to be more in tune with what our stallion owners are needing to get a little bit more incentive to participate by donating breedings. As the Iowa Gold Star has done, Region 12 has put its own spin on it so that this program will ref lect us and who we are.”

Roxann Hart detailed some of the factors that Region 12’s futurity committee faced when they considered an all-new program. “In these economic times, you’re always looking for growth “In these economic times, you’re avenues to pursue,” she says. “Two things had happened: always looking for growth avenues Breeders quit breeding to pursue,” Roxann Hart says. “Two because there was no things had happened: Breeders incentive, and the Breeders quit breeding because there was Sweepstakes program had difficulties. There was such no incentive, and the Breeders a shrinkage in the Class Sweepstakes program had diff iculties. A participation that it became hard to even qualify your horses, which caused more stress on the exhibitor, who was then chasing The similarities of the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity shows. And then the point system was not even very to the others, and the differences as well, are easy to exhibitor-friendly. So you really needed to go to shows spot. The similarities? Its target beneficiaries are the where there was more participation. One way to amateurs and breeders. attract participation was with the dollar, and that has such a ripple effect.” “We’ve put all our focus on amateurs,” says Searls. “Whether as an amateur breeder, handler, rider, or The success of the futurity encourages the success of owner, we’re trying to make it as easy as possible for breeders, she says. The seed money, in the form of mare people to get involved with Arabians from the ground and stallion nominations, comes from the breeders— but it boosts interest in the breeding and selling of f loor. This is about getting the one thing we don’t have enough of in the breed, and that’s new people. horses, so the dollars travel full circle, with competitive We want to show them that you can buy a beautiful exhibitors getting a slice of the action as well.

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Arabian mare, breed her to a top-notch stallion, and help create a quality individual. We then give you a venue that you can take your horse to and show it yourself. And you can come home with some money.”

ranges from North Carolina and Tennessee to Florida and the Gulf Coast, a total of seven states, with the largest regional membership in AHA. That dictates their May dates on the show calendar.

“It’s also all about the breeder,” Roxann Hart notes. “Stallion owners, who are breeders, are the ones that are basically sponsoring these programs by donating the stud fees.”

“That does kind of change things,” Searls says. “Like when the service of a breeding (for our auction class) is. People buy the breedings in May, so they use them the next year. It’s not like the Scottsdale stallion service auction, where people buy breedings and use them that year. There are certain parameters that we have learned to grow our program in.”

She details a provision in the Region 12 program that directly benefits stallion owners. “We have allowed the stallion owner to participate in the auction class, and that’s a huge benefit to Region 12. If someone buys your breeding, they can put the foal in that class and you can put one in too. That’s where you have come back in and really promoted the breeder, which is our foundation.” The differences are easy to name as well. Of all the major halter futurities, the Spotlight is the only one run by a regional organization and attached to a regional show. It is AHA’s largest geographically; it

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As with all new entities, it has taken time to convince interested owners that Region 12’s Spotlight is here to stay, but now having passed its fourth anniversary, the program has settled into strong support and has become a fixture on its constituents’ show calendar. “It took a little while to get people to trust in us and know we’re not going away next year, that we’re worth in investing in,” Searls says. “I walked away from this year’s auction feeling truly confident. We just need to continue to build it and make it better as we go along.”


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The numbers affirm the Spotlight’s success. In 2010, the futurity paid $6,245 to each winner of the open yearling classes and $9,017 to the winners of the auction classes. Two-year-old winners netted more than $2,000 each. “This year, Region 12 was up,” Hart says. “It went over 700 horses, I believe. That’s a milestone, and I really feel that this increase in our numbers was due in large part to the Spotlight program.”

2111, that we’re going to be giving away about a total of $150,000 to $160,000. That’s phenomenal in a world where everybody’s looking around and saying, ‘It’s so expensive to show and train horses, where can I go that I could reasonably expect to bring some money home?’” At 2010’s auction, the fourth in the Spotlight Futurity’s history, 70 breedings were sold. “The total dollar value was $116,500,” Janet Searls says, “so we ended on a high note. They were all really

Searls agrees. “More than 100 horses came to the Region 12 Show just to compete in the Spotlight,” she says. “We gave away more than “Whether as an amateur breeder, $92,000 in prize money just for seven handler, rider, or owner, we’re classes. For a regional show to be able to make that kind of statement trying to make it as easy is unusual. And mare owners must as possible for people to get really like what we’re doing. In involved with Arabians … ” 2009 mare nominations went over 200, and they continue to climb. says Janet Searls. One of our main objectives was to do everything that we could do to increase people breeding their mares to stallions, and that does seem to be nice stallions, and the breeding fees we brought in happening. I think we’ve got our finger on the pulse. were respectable. In today’s economy, instead of We’ve learned to walk, and we’re starting to trot now. taking a step back, we’re continuing to grow. To me, We’re out of the gate.” the handwriting is on the wall. I really think that although we’re the new kid on the block, we’re here Each futurity has introduced innovations worth to stay.” examining by the others. At Region 12, the rules include that an amateur owner who is 65 or older may have another amateur show his or her horse, an exception that is allowed also to amateur owners who HE OWA OLD TAR are injured.

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Like the others, Region 12 works to introduce new benefits each year. “Next year it will be even sweeter,” Searls says. “We’re changing the focus a bit and put the spotlight on our junior horse division, which will begin in 2011. We’re adding three classes—western, English and hunter—and just in those three classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, we will be giving away over $96,000. It will have taken us five years in the building of this program, but that’s pretty incredible. And we’ll continue to give away money for our halter classes. So, I would envision, by the time we get to

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Anyone who has read an Arabian horse publication over the past few years has to be aware of the Iowa Gold Star Futurity. From just the printed page, the zany fun of the show’s annual themes—the costumes, the party, and the priority of an enjoyable weekend for everyone—was apparent in advertising. And the universally high marks awarded by exhibitors have made the show popular with an increasing number of horse owners.

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“We believe in the customer service of the show,” say Jill Rittmer, who has managed the Iowa Gold Star Show for two decades. Along with Kim Matthias, she now co-chairs the futurity as well. “So we’re always doing whatever we can to benefit the stallion owners, as far as marketing their stallions to the world. It’s taken off from that.” When the Iowa Gold Star was rejuvenated in 2003/2004, its organizers surveyed the experience of the other futurities and solicited advice from horsemen. “I know Russ and Kelly (Reynolds, who chaired the futurity until April 2010) talked to all the other futurities and to a lot of individual stallion owners. They went and visited with them over the years, and generally did a really good job of talking to everyone and getting the feel for what everyone was expecting from a program that has gotten to be this size. So, there has been a lot of one-on-one personal

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interaction with everyone involved, and that just turned around to be a beneficial factor in what the program has become.” The Iowa Gold Star Futurity is unique in that its program includes a division for Half-Arabian horses, with the same array of classes that are available to purebreds. The program’s stallion service auction allows stallion owners to donate a purebred breeding and one that may be used by a mare of another breed to produce a Half-Arabian foal. Because these foals will be eligible for the futurity, stallion services in


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other breeds are also offered at the sale so that owners of nominated purebred mares may breed for their own Half-Arabians. The Iowa Gold Star also allows stallion owners in the Iowa Gold Star who donate a breeding to the auction to nominate a mare and show the resulting foal in the auction class, a benefit available for both purebred and Half-Arabian competition. “In general, people are absolutely thrilled with our program,” says Rittmer. “We try to throw the biggest party we possibly can every year, and every year it’s gotten a little bigger and more people have come. It’s fun to dress up and act out of character.” The only downside, she smiles, may be that some feel rushed getting through the classes and “The trying to make it to the free lunches and fun that is ongoing.

$250,000 was awarded to winners in the program at the Fall Festival Show, nearly $30,000 each to the champion auction futurity filly and colt. At the same time, more than $300,000 was raised at its stallion service auction. One of the main reasons for the inception of the Medallion Stallion program, those who remember say, was a desire for the perception of fairness in the show ring. “That’s one of the reasons they went to allamateur showing,” Peter Conway observes. “It was to have the feeling of a level playing field. They wanted to encourage breeding and participation.”

more you do, you never

want to go backwards. I think

In 2009, the Iowa Gold Star awarded more than $200,000 in prize money to purebreds and HalfArabians, and raked in more than $400,000 at its auction.

that people have come to expect something new and exciting,”

As with the other futurities, there are changes in the wind for the Iowa Gold Star in 2011. “The Iowa State Fairgrounds has built a beautiful new coliseum/arena show place, so we will be in the new facility with new stalls—a brand new venue. We are looking forward to being way bigger and a lot different. We have much to look forward to next year!”

THE M INNESOTA M EDALLION STALLION F UTURITY The first and still one of the larger halter futurities in the country is the Minnesota Medallion Stallion program. A few years ago, it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a smile: There were original members still going strong at its birthday party, and the futurity continues to grow. Last year, more than

says Tom Mensing.

Through the years, Minnesota has been not only a template, but an example of a futurity which continues to experiment with improvements. For example, it has used both the comparative judging system and the AHA point system; this year, it will be using five judges, with a category and point system similar to that of the Las Vegas World Cup, where the high and the low score in each category is dropped. “Rather than bring in one horse at a time, because some amateurs don’t like to be in there alone, we’ll bring 10 in at a time,” says Tom Mensing, president of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Association. “Then when we pick the top ten, we won’t announce the scores. The top ten will come back in another class the next day, which will make it more exciting—everyone gets another competition, another shot at being better or worse than they were. It will be totally new judging.

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From that second class, again all by points but not announcing the scores, we will announce the top five (the top five will make the money). Then, using the comparative system, totally separate from other judging, we’ll determine the winner. And of course, the scores will be available afterward.”

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The highlight of the Minnesota Fall Festival Show, apart from the stellar horses, is auction night, Mensing says. “We try to have various things going on every night, but Saturday is the big night. It’s when we have a big cocktail party. The auction used to be in a cold, dark facility at the fairgrounds, and it would last forever. So, we shortened it up and moved it out of the coliseum. We feel that Minneapolis is a gorgeous city, with a lot of culture and art. Most people who came to the horse shows never get off the fairgrounds, and we thought it would be nice if they saw the city. So we moved the Medallion Stallion Auction party to the Marriott downtown.”

“The way we’re set up is that we have 60 right-holders that are members of this organization, and then we’ve sponsored in people,” Taryl Pearson says. “On a yearly basis, we hold a meeting with them and solicit ideas or bring to them ideas that we think might work. There is no one better to ask than the stallion owners, the people showing in these horse shows, and the people owning and breeding these horses. What makes them happy? What changes do they think will be successful? And then we listen to them.”

They went even further than that: Two years ago, Mensing arranged for Claire and Margaret Larson’s Pyro Thyme SA, at the time the reigning U.S. National Champion Stallion, to attend the party— despite the fact that it was on the Marriott’s fourth f loor. Like a rock star celebrity, Pyro Thyme rode up on the freight elevator, stepped (somewhat daintily) though the kitchen, and wowed a capacity crowd of admirers. He then let out a rip-roaring whinny that echoed through the hotel’s multi-storied atrium. “It was pretty funny when Pyro Thyme saw the chef in the big hat,” Mensing says dryly, and adds that trainer Andrew Sellman did a great job seeing that the stallion negotiated the assignment safely. The next year, ML Mostly Padron was the star attraction at the party. “The more you do, you never want to go backwards. I think that people have come to expect something new and exciting.” Mensing, who was MAHBA president for six years and credits an experienced staff of volunteers for the smooth-running futurity, says his role, really, is easy. “My job with MAHBA is more like a cheerleader—hey, this is the greatest show on earth. Get with it!”

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One key to the success of the halter futurities is that all of the associations solicit feedback and act on it in improving their programs.

At Region 12, the story is similar. “We hold a right holders’ and directors’ meeting after the actual auction class and gala just to see what we learned, discuss how it went and how we can make it better,” Roxann Hart reports. “I think it’s important that we are there as a group and have fresh thoughts and capture them in the moment.” Another consideration that all of the futurities take seriously is the responsibility surrounding the finances of their programs. Transparency is important, many say. Their right holders and the people planning to show in the prize money classes must feel secure that the money is safe and will be available when the time comes. “We’re a nonprofit,” says Pearson. “What we have done for years is hire an independent accounting firm to audit our books every single year. We’ve been proactive in that we have an open-book policy as far as finances. It’s kind of this extensive, expensive process, but when you’re managing that kind of money, there will always be questions.” Hart notes that the Spotlight’s books were recently audited as well, and says that a straightforward, transparent policy is the order of the day for the futurity. At Minnesota, the responsibility is taken seriously as well. “We strive to have good leaders,” Tom Mensing says. “Our treasurer is Dave Corning, a former


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Microsoft® executive. You can’t get much better than that. And our books are open to the public—the members. We’ve always made them available.” Not more than “one or two” members ever even ask, he adds. “We have our treasurer’s report and it’s all laid out. We have the liabilities for next year and 2012 all laid out, and we tell them how much we have in the bank. We’re in one of the best positions for any of the futurities.”

2009, and we got a check for $5,621. Plus, I got my money in two weeks. So, which do I want to participate in? It’s a no-brainer.” Hart is clear about the value of the futurities to the Arabian industry in the United States today. “The halter horse is one of the few areas I see that if you have the good horse, it will sell at an early age either in the U.S. or abroad, which capitalizes on net profit,” she says. “There is still a good market for the good halter horse, and one of the reasons is the economic impact. You can sell a halter horse when it is a weanling or a yearling for a very good price. The incentive programs of the futurities really augment and facilitate a sale. People think ‘that’s a good horse because I can win money with it, and that applies whether the horse is an auction breeding or if it’s just entered in the program. That’s a huge marketing tool.”

The strong financial position is due to diligent management, he believes. “You just can’t spend more money than you make, when you get down to it. We’ve been very careful. The money we raise at the auction is the money we have to play with. There are certain percentages that go to the auction classes—the Medallion classes are pretty well set out—and then we have a percentage that we use to run the show. We do have budgets and we try to stay within them (we know budgets sometimes change, but we have guidelines on what to do). If we make a decision to spend a little more on advertising, it “I think the money always gets people’s may come out of another category, or we may just attention, but once you get their elect to do it because we attention, they start working towards do have excess funds at this point.”

a goal of showing their horses,”

Another important consideration for the futurities is how quickly the prize money is paid. “The checks are out within two to three weeks,” Jay Allen says. “It’s important, because people pay money up front to get their horses there. It’s key to get reimbursed.” Roxann Hart’s Rohara has won its share of futurity money, from the early days of the Breeders Sweepstakes—then the big name in the country— through the current largesse of today’s headliners. She applauds the current futurities, but shakes her head at the change of dynamic in the industry. “If I have a yearling and I win in the Breeders Sweepstakes, what do I have? In 2009, it paid $328. And I wouldn’t see that money until next March. We did win at Region 12—not even the auction—in

says Taryl Pearson.

“Initially, you try to get people’s attention with money,” Taryl Pearson says of the futurity system. “If they are putting a lot of money into an industry without a lot of return, they may do it for a long time—but if they can pay some of their bills by winning some money, just eliminate some of the outf low of cash, you’ll make it an easier decision for them to stay in the industry. It gets the excitement going of looking for that new young prospect, and it gets people hands-on again. Once you can get people hands-on again, it’s a win/win situation.” ■

Next month: More on the futurities, and what Arabian horse owners believe they contribute to the breed.

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Madeleine Simms

Smarty Ames+++// Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17

Owned by Chaos Arabians, LLC Own Kevin Price, Trainer • Dr. Ken Price, Assistant 612-418-8401 • priceperformance@yahoo.com

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& Madeleine Simms Youth National Champion Contenders in Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17

Standing at and Trained by

Owned by

Lake Geneva, WI 262-348-9256

2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Top Ten (3rd) Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2009 Region 10 Champion Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2009 Region 11 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Reserve Champion Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under

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J A N E

O L S O N

GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS! Love Mom, Lou, Rachel & Aunt Susan

EA SPACE

JAM +//

HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JOTR & JTR 14-17 MULTI-NATIONAL WINS 2008 & 2009 Top Ten Youth National JTR Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure 14-17 2008 & 2009 Champion Region 9 JTR Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure 14-17 2008 Unanimous Champion Region 9 JOTR Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure 14-17

www.BaywoodEquestrian.com

“Thank you to everyone who has been there to help us along the way. I have such an awesome family at Baywood and an incredible trainer. Love you Sandy, Mom, Aunt Susan & Jim!”

Owned by:

Cylent Arabians, LLC Houston, Texas

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Youth Nationals: The Ultimate Celebration Of Horse And Rider by Colleen Scott

“There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” ~Robert Smith Surtees, Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour, 1853

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ose garlands, trophies, polished boots, impeccably groomed horses and perfectly executed rides are what you’ll see in the show ring at Youth Nationals. Yet, take a walk around the grounds and you’ll see something quite different. You will find riders strolling the grounds bareback; sitting in their horses’ stalls and sharing quiet moments; feeding them favorite treats; hugging and kissing on their horses; and talking to them as if horses can hear and understand (and maybe they do). During the tumultuous years of youth, there is no greater bond than what riders develop with their horses, especially Arabians, which are known for their interest in and love of humans.


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“What started nearly 20 years ago has now become a highlight of the Arabian industry’s show season, drawing not only top-notch competitors, but also their brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents and friends.” The horses at Youth Nationals are not only charged with performing their duties in the show ring, but many, likely most, act as a best friend, therapist and sports psychologist. They absorb the tears of disappointment in their generous necks; provide understanding in their big, dark eyes; and listen intently with beautifully-shaped ears. Sure, grown-ups with horses enjoy those magical bonds too, but the youth generally have more time to spend in and around the barn pursuing their hobby, which provides them with the opportunity to even further develop relationships with their equine partners. Also, generally speaking, the youth don’t yet suffer from adult onset of “appropriate behavior” syndrome and wear their emotions on their sleeves. Translation: The Arabians and Half-Arabians and their youth owners are best of friends, and watching them together on the grounds is almost as enjoyable as watching them in the ring. How did a separate show for the youth begin? Longtime Youth Nationals Show Commission member and its current Chairman Mickey Hegg credits the late Lois Finch with getting the ball rolling. “The Youth Nationals Show is a culmination of several years of effort put forth by Lois Finch, the original proponent of this great venture, who

left this world too early,” says Hegg. “Since I had two daughters competing, I quit showing and gave my efforts to them, and we all had talked about how good it would be if the kids had their own show in the summertime, so as not to interfere with school. By the late 1980s it was becoming increasingly difficult for them to get out of school for a week, and finally, after much persistence and talking to everyone, the idea was passed at the 1991 IAHA convention in Grand Rapids, Mich. Lois Finch cried her eyes out when it passed—tears of joy! From there, the work began in earnest,” Hegg recalls. What started nearly 20 years ago has now become a highlight of the Arabian industry’s show season, drawing not only top-notch competitors, but also their brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents and friends. What makes the show so special besides the experience of enjoying the bonds between horses and riders? Hegg explains. “When you see the expressions on their faces, you cannot help but be inspired. Also, the nice thing is that the top ten winners are very excited too. To me, they are all winners, just to get there. Many parents, trainers, and grandparents make huge efforts to get them there, and when you see it come to fruition, it’s fully worthwhile.” So, what happens during this magical week? Let’s take a look.

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The Show Schedule

New At Youth Nationals! Fashion Show And Felicia King Acoustic Performance On Wednesday, July 28, at 5 p.m. in the Lujan A building at Expo New Mexico, Youth Nationals attendees have the opportunity to see what’s new in both show and casual attire with a fashion show sponsored by Iron Horse Jeans. Featuring Youth Nationals’ exhibitors showing off the latest styles in jeans, jewelry, hats and other accessories, the evening promises to be exciting. Free ice cream, wine and cheese will also be served. Immediately following the fashion show, Iron Horse Jeans’ spokesperson Felicia King will perform a special acoustic set. King, who began singing at the age of 5 and writing songs at 10, is now 22 and has performed alongside some of the greatest names in country music. She has had personal experience with the Arabian horse, having rescued a mare as a teenager. The official jean sponsor of the Arabian Horse Association, Iron Horse Jeans plans to have jeans in stores around the country by June, 2010.

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There is, literally, something for every horse and rider team at Youth Nationals, including not only standard ring classes such as halter, showmanship, English, hunter and western, but also the sport horse and working western classes. New this year is the addition of a Half-Arabian Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under class and Half-Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14 – 17 class. As an exhibition class, a lead line for 2to 6-year-old competitors has also been added. Competition begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 24, and continues throughout the week with morning, afternoon and evening sessions hosted in Tingley Coliseum, the Dairy Barn, Rodeo Arena and Horse Arena. Each day, the morning sessions begin at 7:30 or 8 a.m., the afternoon sessions at 1 p.m. and the evening sessions at 7 p.m. Throughout the week, as riders work their way through sections and are chosen to go on, the competition gets tougher and the pressure increases. The final session of the show begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 31, and includes four of the most crowd-pleasing and hotly contested classes: Arabian Mounted Native Costume JOTR 17 & Under, Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under, Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 – 17 and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Park Horse JTR 17 & Under. Hegg says all the disciplines enjoy excellent participation from the exhibitors, with certain ones increasing in popularity from year to year. “There has been an upsurge in hunter pleasure horses as well as dressage,” says Hegg. In fact, last year’s largest class was the Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 – 17 Championship with 79 horses. Kool Enuff (TF Totally Kool x CRM Kopper Kandi) took home the championship honors with then owner Kirsten McKillop aboard. Reserve Champion honors went to VJ Berryance


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(Sundance Kid V x Berrymerri Bey V), with Leah Perczak in the irons. In another large class with 64 entries, the Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14 – 17, the two riders flipflopped, with VJ Berryance claiming the championship title and Kool Enuff taking reserve. Besides the large numbers competing in both purebred and Half-Arabian hunter pleasure, the numbers competing in country English pleasure were also high last year. Hegg also points to growing numbers in the working western division, reining and over fences. She has been especially pleased with comments from the open judges in the past, who have been very favorable toward the exhibitors—some of them even admitting they didn’t know what to expect with “kids riding Arabians.”

winners of the Horsemen’s Awards from the prior year, the clinic offers both the chance for participation and auditing. The clinic will be held this year from 2 – 5 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and feature presenters Laurie Long discussing showmanship at halter and Wendy Potts on hunter pleasure. Youth wanting to participate with their own horses can sign up in the Youth Nationals Show Office on a first-come, first-served basis. Ample seating is available for spectators. The Youth Convention theme “Chills and Thrills,” makes its way to the barns with the 2010 Stall Decorating Contest, judged by the Show Commission July 24 – 27. With several categories based on number of stalls; youth, trainers and their families are able to get their creative juices flowing to see who can best demonstrate the theme. Watch out for all the ghosts and goblins on the stalls and golf carts.

What Else Is There? Part of the magic of Youth Nationals is that besides enjoying the best youth competition in the country, one can also enjoy a myriad of activities, some of which are designed to get the entire family involved. Prior to the show, the Arabian Horse Youth Association (AHYA) holds its Annual Youth Convention. Scheduled for 2 – 5 p.m., Friday, July 23, the meeting will allow members from all over the country to come together for a day of business that focuses on electing new officers, addressing rule concerns, or suggesting new classes to the Youth Show Commission. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. John Shelle, a professor and undergraduate advisor at Michigan State University. The convention is free and open to anyone. Exhibitors from around the country always clamor to take advantage of the free Arabian Professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA) Clinic. Featuring

For many years, the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau has sponsored an exhibitors’ Welcome Party. This year’s event is 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at the Youth Hall. The show brings in an estimated $10 million into the city’s economy. Everyone is welcome to attend the party. Sunday, July 25, contestants should ready their golf carts to reflect the “Chills and Thrills” theme. The annual Parade of Regions featuring prizes for the best decorated carts, begins at 6 p.m. as part of the Youth Nationals Opening Ceremonies. Will anyone be able to top Region 12’s elephant from last year? Participants will gather at 5:30 outside Tingley Coliseum.

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Everyone knows there are just as many dogs as horses at any horse show, and Youth Nationals is no exception. The Dog Costume Class challenges everyone’s creativity and pits dog owners against other dog owners in a competition that is doggone unbelievable. Slated to follow the Tuesday, July 27, afternoon session in Tingley Coliseum, the class is always a treat. Besides the dogs, there will be Flying Pigs again at this year’s Youth Nationals. On both Tuesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 29, toy pigs will be available for purchase and tossing at center ring. Pigs are $5 each, and those that are tossed through the target receive cash rewards. For those who don’t have their four-legged equine friends on the grounds or who aren’t quite old enough to participate in the show, there’s the popular Stick Horse Workshop and Contest. Future equestrians can build a stick horse then ride it into center ring. The workshop is from noon – 3 p.m., Monday, July 26, and the contest ensues at the beginning of that evening’s session in Tingley Coliseum.

Another longtime tradition at Youth Nationals is the Ice Cream Social. Scheduled from 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, on Heritage Avenue, it’s a fun way to mingle with friends and family. Piñatas will also be provided by The Hat Lady again this year, the second year for that tradition. Besides another round of flying pigs on Thursday, the Arabian Horse Hippology Contest will be conducted from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Youth Office in Lujan C. For $5, contestants can test their knowledge at different quiz stations. With divisions for every age and ribbons and buckles to be won, more than 100 people participate annually. Awards will be presented later in center ring. No advance sign-up is required. For those canines refusing to wear costumes, the Seventh Annual Dog Races might be more their speed. From 5:30 – 6 p.m., Thursday, July 29, in Tingley Coliseum, all that is

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required is a fast dog and two handlers, one to release and one to catch. To round out the week, the Arabian Horse Novice Judging Contest and Clinic is at 3 p.m., Friday, July 30. In this novice contest, youth will learn from a carded Arabian judge then adjudicate four classes. No oral reasons are required, advance sign-up is not required, and the winners will be presented later in center ring. Throughout the week, the commercial exhibitors located throughout the fairgrounds and in Manuel Lujan and Heritage Avenue will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. For the second year, AHYA will host a consignment sale where anyone can consign show clothes with a 60/40 split of the proceeds. Whew! All that and a horse show too! Hegg encourages everyone to take advantage of all the opportunities offered at Youth Nationals. “My advice to any exhibitors, first-time or otherwise, is to go in there, be the best you can be, and don’t be upset or disenchanted if you don’t win the big prize. You’re there, and you have worked hard to be there, so do your best, and enjoy the ride. Love your horse, which got you there. Make friends and attend all the events that you can,” she concludes. Lollie Ames, another Youth Nationals Show Commission member since the event’s inception, says the adults need to just look to the youth show to see the future of the Arabian breed. “It’s the greatest show we have,” she says. “This is our future. These kids grow up and go right back to these Arabian horses.” ■

Youth Nationals Supports Children’s Cancer Fund Of New Mexico The Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show will partner with the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico (CCFNM) at the 2010 show to assist the CCFNM in their mission to help children and their families as they face the day-to-day struggles of battling childhood cancer. CCFNM President James Zanios says, “Our organization supports New Mexico’s families by providing grocery and food vouchers and emergency expense assistance for transportation and living costs. We strive to fill the gaps left by insurance coverage and other charitable organizations by granting special requests made by families,” he says. During the afternoon of July 31, a group of horse-crazy kids, supported by CCFNM, will get a special behindthe-scenes look at the horses during a personal tour of the fairgrounds. At the evening session the children will help present awards to the winning horse and rider teams. Exhibitors and spectators have the opportunity to help support the CCFNM mission by donating throughout the week at the AHA booth in the shopping expo or at the Youth Nationals Show Office. Spectators will also have the chance to donate during the July 31st evening session.

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We’re Ready for Youth 2010 This is where it all started!

SOONAHMI

THEE ARISTOCRAT

HOTT SAUCE

MSU AFIRE BLAZON

POCOS SECRET WEAPON

HOTT SAUCE Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under HUCKS BERRY BEST Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under POCOS SECRET WEAPON Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under SOONAHMI Half-Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under MSU AFIRE BLAZON Arabian English Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under THEE ARISTOCRAT Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR / JTR 13 & Under A special thank you to: Blackwell Stables • Grand Haven, MI Michele Blackwell • Lynn Van Dyke ALLISON CEDERBERG AND

HUCKS BERRY BEST

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DC Arabians

Dru & Allison Cederberg Billings, Montana • 406-245-2091


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ANGEL TREBESCH

BERRY BLESSED H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 • Offered for sale proud parents: Kipp & Deb Trebesch

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EMILY MOORE

CW KNOXVILLE RUSH Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 13 & Under proud parents: Tom & Elizabeth Moore

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LAURA MORTON

AMES LORA Arabian Country English Pleasure red for sale JOTR & JTR 14-17 • Offered proud parents: Joe & Janice Morton

WWW .C EDAR -R IDGE . COM 952-492-6590 • Jordan, Minnesota • The Ames Family • www.Cedar-Ridge.com

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2010 Youth Nationals Contenders Executive Decision & Jasmine Anwer

MCF

Showing in Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR

Executive Decision & Jasmine Anwer

MCF

Showing in Half-Arabian Native Costume JOTR & JTR

ROSS TARKINGTON STABLE • ROSS TARKINGTON 960 HART ROAD • MCKINNEY, TEXAS 75069 OFFICE: 972-562-6660 • FAX: 972-562-6860 • MOBILE: 214-405-7710 E-MAIL - TARKINGTONSTABLE@AOL.COM

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Jasmine, We are so proud of you. You have grown into a beautiful young lady. We know the future has great things in store for you. May God bless you and keep you safe! Good luck! Much love, ~Mom, Dad and Jordan

Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years and helped me to achieve my goals. Special thanks to my parents for letting me participate in this sport and to Ross Tarkington for helping me become a better rider. ~Jasmine Anwer

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L i z Sa n c h e z Tr a i n i n g Sta b l e s P re s e n t s …

Sydney Dazzo Verily

PCF

Magnum Mag gn Chall HVP x Veronica GA

Arabian Mare Breeding A JOTH 17 & Under Championship Arabian Mare Breeding JTH 17 & Under Championship

Berry BerryWise Hucklebey Berry+/ x Lot of Wisdom

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14 – 17 Championship Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14 – 17 Championship Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14 – 17 Championship

LIZ SANCHEZ TRAINING STABLES 7622 Rio Grande NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone: 505-898-1810 • Fax: 505-898-3836 E-mail: info@lizsanchezstables.com

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Bad Moon Risin LOA

Toi Soldier x Worthy Decision

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 – 17 Championship Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14 – 17 Championship

Marys Gift

+++/

Justafire DGL x La Mirabella

UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup JTR 14 – 17 Championship Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14 -17 Championship

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Carole Stohlmann and Sandro Pinha for their assistance in creating this outstanding team.

DAZZO ARABIANS LLC 6719 Emory Oak Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 Phone: 505-821-3117 E-mail: momdazz@aol.com

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& Competing in: Arabian Ladies Western Side Saddle JTR 17 & Under Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Arabian Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17

Also competing with:

CP Merritt+/ Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 Arabian Show Hack JTR 14-17

Toi Riston+/ Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 14-17 Showmanship 14-17

Dream Seeker Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Western Horsemanship 14-17

Trained by: Linda Brown of Prairie Gem Stables, LLC Gem Arabians ▼ 1439 Highway 133 ▼ Omaha, NE 68142 Phone: 402-426-2882 ▼ www.prairiegemstables.com E-mail: gemarabians@abbnebraska.com 48 • YOUTH | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Proud Grandmother: Dr. Eleanor Rogan and Mother: Liz Rogan


The Wolf Pack Is Back!

Marissa Jensen

Eva Redmond

Anna Redmond A

Peyton Randle

Kaitlin Harris

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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AK

Multi-National Champion

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Canzonet with Anna Redmond Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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National Champion

+/

Lucky Wish with Anna Redmond Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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Trade Cycret with Anna Redmond

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR 17 & Under Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under

Shannon Beethe 480.563.4200 www.Beethearabians.com Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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Lone Star with Anna Redmond Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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National Champion

Beaudacious+/ with Eva Redmond Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under Also Showing:

Khajun Wind WCF Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

AW Fames Ovation+/

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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National Champion

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El Shekinah Gold with Marissa Jensen Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17 Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2009 Youth National Champion Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17 2010 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17 2010 Region 7 Champion Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17 2010 Region 7 Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western

Also Showing:

RA

Kilohana

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-!7 Karen Jensen, owner

Greg Harris, Managing Trainer | Tyson Randle, Trainer | Bob Locke, Trainer P.O. Box 103 - 38198 Hwy 69 | Westcliffe, CO 81252 Tel: 719.746.2390 | www.wolfsprings.com

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EQL ANNIE HALL & NORA SHAFFER

WESTRIDGE FARMS

Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Walk/Trot Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot UPHA Walk/Trot Equitation

BARRETTA WLF & ALLISON JOHNSON Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 14-17 Showmanship JTH 14-17

WESTRIDGE FARMS

Owned by: Mark & Val Sylla Trainer: Dan McConaughey 523 West Ridge Circle River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 715-426-9640 • www.westridgefarms.com

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under

COMRADARIE & KATHERINE BARTLETT

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under

WESTRIDGE FARMS

FIERRO VF + & KATHERINE BARTLETT

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BARACHS BAYYINA +/ & CASSIE HAGEN

WESTRIDGE FARMS

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Arabian Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under

BARACHS BAYYINA +/ & KATHERINE RUNNING

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 14-17

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SERAUS +/ & BETSY CARLSON Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under

WV MAJOR MAJOR ++ & BETSY CARLSON

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

WESTRIDGE FARMS

Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under

Half-Arabian Gelding Stock/Hunter Half-Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under

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An Inside Look—The 2010 Youth Nationals Judges by Colleen Scott

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ach year, the Youth Nationals Show Commission carefully selects judging panels to officiate at the show. As Commission members and longtime Arabian horse enthusiasts, they know the show’s integrity relies a great deal on the quality of the judging. As with any show, although everyone can’t walk away with a trophy or ribbon, it is every judge’s goal for them to walk away feeling they were seen and evaluated fairly. We caught up with the judges slated to adjudicate at this year’s show and asked them some questions. Here’s what they had to say.

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2010 YOUTH NATIONALS JUDGES

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Youth Nationals? Kathy Callahan-Smith: To see how far the youth have raised the bar! Every year the riders just get better and better. Chris Culbreth: I love judging national shows because you get to see the best horses in the world being ridden by some of the greatest riders. Kathy Callahan-Smith

Jan Decker: Judging the best Arabian youth in the world. Cheryl Fletcher: I am most looking forward to seeing large classes with quality horse and rider teams. I am happy that the panels are switching and we are getting to judge a variety of classes. I hope to see good competition with kids having fun.

Karen Homer-Brown: I look forward to officiating at the Arabian Youth Nationals to observe the youthful enthusiasm of the young equestrians and their talented equine partners as they strive to achieve their goals. It’s all about the journey! I enjoy observing and participating in the process. Leo Conroy

Bill Hughes: I am looking forward to judging great horses and exhibitors. Youth Nationals is very exciting because you get to see the future of our breed. John Ryan: I am looking forward to seeing great horses with great riders. Youth Nationals is the best place to see the future of our breed.

Have you judged an all Arabian and Half-Arabian show in the past? If so, was there anything that surprised you about it? Bev Rogers: About three years ago, I judged Sport Horse Nationals in Lexington, Va. I was pleased with the quality of the riding that was prevalent in all the levels. Almost all of the horses were well-prepared for the tests/levels in which they were entered. Many times at open dressage shows I see horses and riders that are not prepared/confident at the level that they are showing. Jimmy Wofford: Yes, I have judged quite a few Arabian shows in the hunter division. Nothing surprises me at horse shows—from Palm Beach to the schooling show level and intercollegiate shows. It amazes me that so many people are still competing and making room in their budget to continue with their riding pursuits during our economic times.

How do you think a competition like Youth Nationals helps prepare young people for the future? Kathy Callahan-Smith: It provides an opportunity to push themselves to the limit of their abilities and to reach out and make new friends. Youth Nationals has a great atmosphere, and it is a wonderful show to attend.

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Leo Conroy: In preparing for a competition of this caliber, it is about setting a goal and achieving it. Then, once you achieve it, the goalpost moves. In life, the goalposts are always moving too. We all know that no matter how much you prepare, anything can happen on that given day. The horse can be having a bad day. The rider can be having a bad day. Even when you do everything right, things don’t always go your way. Life is the same way. However, one thing is usually guaranteed. If you don’t prepare at all, you probably won’t be the one in the winner’s circle.

Chris Culbreth

Chris Culbreth: Horses are the ultimate equalizers. They do not care who you are or how wealthy a person is. All they know is whether you can communicate well with them and how you treat them. Horsemanship teaches children that hard work, dedication and patient understanding can lead to great things.

Jan Decker: A competition like Youth Nationals and all that is involved leading up to the show gives the youth a broad spectrum Jan Decker of experiences. These experiences will involve winning and losing and how to deal with the emotion that goes with winning and losing. The youth learn networking with other exhibitors all across the country, not just in their local neighborhood, and I know of many lifetime friendships that have developed through national competitions.

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Laura Doran: In order to show at this level, the horse and rider have worked hard. Hard work and tenacity are important ingredients for success in life. Diligent students learn that hard work breeds success, and we know that success breeds confidence. With that being said, it isn’t all about the win because although we work hard, we don’t always finish first. Learning to win and not win with grace is equally important. The opportunity of competing at a show like the Youth Nationals is a character building experience and will serve these fortunate youngsters well into the coming years. Cheryl Fletcher: I think Youth Nationals or any show can teach young people about teamwork, hard work and sportsmanship. There are going to be ups and downs; hopefully, the ups can be handled graciously and the downs with chins up. Karen Homer-Brown: As I said above, it is all about the journey! One of the things youth find out early is the importance of planning. They soon determine that they cannot achieve their goals without the resources and cooperation of a lot of people. (Such as, but not limited to: parents/financiers, horse trainers/instructors, grooms, blacksmiths, vets, horse transporters, clothiers, horse show committees/commissioners, show officials, etc.) The Youth Nationals teaches our young equestrians to value a wellconceived and executed process, as opposed to a single event (a completion of a class, etc.) Bill Hughes: As in the case of any other sport, it prepares youth for life situations. You learn to win and lose and to be a good sport in the process. It is easy to accept winning, but losing is a different situation. You learn from your mistakes and also realize that there are times when someone is better than you are. You must continue to strive for excellence and not give up. I think the whole process enables the exhibitors to learn valuable life lessons. Never give up. If defeated, get up and go forward because the next win may be yours. Bev Rogers: This will be my first time judging at Youth Nationals, but I am sure that it is a wonderful opportunity for the juniors to show against their peers.


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John Ryan: I think Youth Nationals teaches young people responsibility, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Also, as things don’t always go as planned, it teaches them how to deal with life’s ups and downs. Jimmy Wofford: Well, it gives them a goal to reach, because they have to prepare and attend many shows to qualify which requires dedication, hard work, disappointment, success and many of life’s lessons. If kids are going to be addicted to something, then horses are a great choice. From personal experience, horses have always been there for me when life’s road hazards have come up. I was never an athlete and horses became my sport, first pleasure and later showing. After the first show, I was hooked and still, at 61, there is nothing better than the adrenalin rush from jumping a horse around a course of jumps. I can’t imagine that there is a drug or substance that could make anyone feel as good as when they ride.

Judging at a long show like Youth Nationals must be an exhausting endeavor at some point. What do you do to keep yourself fresh? Kathy Callahan-Smith: I do have to be careful, because I love to watch all the classes, whether I am judging or not. So, I try to schedule with my judging panel to make sure we get away from the show grounds once in a while for a nice meal and then try to get as much sleep as possible. Otherwise, if it is getting to be a super long day, I just remind myself how lucky I am to be there judging!

done. When I am judging a long show, I enter it with a mindset that I am going to have a chance to enjoy watching great horses and merely use my judge’s card to reflect what is going on in the ring based upon the rules. I look forward to every new class that enters the ring. You never know what you’re going to see next. I still get very excited by seeing great horses. That excitement is what keeps me fresh. Jan Decker: Rest every chance you get and go to bed early. Let loose of today and get ready for tomorrow. Laura Doran: I don’t find it difficult to stay fresh at great shows such as the Youth Nationals. Having children of my own that have competed at this show, I know the countless hours and effort that have been put in to make it here. I can’t wait to see who is going to bring their “A” game and try to rise to the top. All I’ll feel when I see these kids hit the show ring is a rush of anticipation and excitement!

Laura Doran

Leo Conroy: Many of the shows I already judge are five days or more. Because this will be my first all Arabian and HalfArabian show, it is will be a new experience for me. I’m really looking forward to it.

Cheryl Fletcher: This will be my first time to judge Cheryl Fletcher at Youth Nationals. I’m sure it will be exhausting, but I’m really looking forward to it! I think just the excitement of judging there for the first time will keep it fresh for me!

Chris Culbreth: Although Youth Nationals covers a longer period of time than most shows, the schedule is really well

Karen Homer-Brown: I am and believe a person must be physically and mentally fit to adjudicate. One must

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prepare and train for it. I don’t view judging as drudgery. I view it as an honor, an opportunity and a privilege. Keeping a positive attitude is crucial. I came up through the youth ranks myself and realize that every class is a unique event. Any given horse and any given exhibitor can have a good or bad experience at any given time. So, having a good attitude helps me stay fresh and recognize that the start of every class is the start of a new opportunity. At each start, each horse and each exhibitor deserves a fresh look. Bill Hughes: I make sure I get plenty of sleep, take my vitamins, and eat regular meals. If I have time, I will also walk or go to the gym to relax. I make sure that every class is a new class and don’t worry about the classes I have already judged.

Bev Rogers

John Ryan

Bev Rogers: I think it is a mindset. At the Sport Horse Nationals we judged for five days in a row so I just set my mind to it. Cowboy up! Seriously though, I really enjoy judging, especially when the horses and riders are well-prepared and there is an obvious bond/ communication. John Ryan: Even though you can get weary judging a long show, I usually find that such a high level of competition keeps me focused. A Diet Coke® now and then also helps.

Jimmy Wofford: We all get tired from working at any job. However, when you are passionate about something then it

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doesn’t seem like drudgery. I usually go to dinner with the other judges or alone. I then usually go to my hotel, watch TV, check my e-mail, and go to bed.

If you could gather the exhibitors in a large room before the show starts, what would you tell them? Kathy Callahan-Smith: I would tell them to remember what got them there in the first place—hard work and commitment. Stay true to yourself and don’t change what has been working at home. In other words, stay consistent and be positive! Leo Conroy: I would probably tell them that if they hadn’t done their homework, it’s too late! Most of the time, by the time you get to the horse show, the way the rider is prepared and the way the horse is prepared is going to be key. As a parent, I know how much is at stake at this level of competition. No one has an edge. Everyone will get an objective evaluation. Chris Culbreth: This will sound like a cliché, but I would tell them to have fun. Additionally, I would tell them to ride their horses to their full potential, but not beyond their ability. Jan Decker: Enjoy the experience, you are creating a lifetime of memories. Do your best, know the rules, and have fun. Laura Doran: I would tell them that they have a very important choice to make this week. I would tell them that although they can’t control every thing that will happen to them throughout this horse show, they can make a choice in the way that they respond. Ribbons and trophies are wonderful things, but the reality is that there are only a few of them. They have no control over what the judges do, but they do have control over the type of experience they walk away with from the show. Visualize winning. Now, visualize performing and not


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having things go your way. Either way, you are a winner and should be proud of trying your best and grateful to everyone on your team that got you this far. Your response to either destiny will be the take-away that you and those around you will remember from this show. Cheryl Fletcher: I would tell them to keep their nerves in check, to ride confidently, show their horses to the best of their abilities, and to have fun!

Karen Homer-Brown

Karen Homer-Brown: I would tell exhibitors to perform each gait requested, find your place on the rail, and show your horse to its best advantage. Show with purpose, but relax and have fun! Never quit, even if you encounter problems, because the class is not over until the judge’s card is handed in. Remember (exhibitors), you can do this! Bill Hughes: I would tell them to be prepared and, more importantly, try to have fun. Be a good sport and spend time networking with each other. You can build lasting relationships and have lifelong friends. If you are doing patterns, be sure to be correct and precise.

Bill Hughes

Bev Rogers: The basics must be evident throughout (even if there are glitches). Relaxation, steady rhythm, stretching to the bit. No matter what the level. And then accuracy and sympathetic riding.

John Ryan: If I had all the exhibitors in one room, I would tell them to stay focused on their horses, do their best, and have fun. Jimmy Wofford: I would tell them to be prepared. Dress well and appropriately, prepare your animal—clean, clean, and clean. Tack should be spotless and fit properly, all buckles and keepers in place. When riding, ride to the best of your ability which means using your brain. Constantly think about where you are and what you are supposed to do. Make a plan and stick to it. Also, be aware that things may not go as planned; so, be prepared to adjust. Don’t turn a small mistake into a big one. For example, your horse breaks to the trot when you are supposed to be cantering; correct the problem, but don’t make an issue out of it. Punishment should be done in the schooling ring or at home. Just try to continue as if nothing happened. Stay relaxed and if you feel that you are tensing up, breathe deeply until you relax. Actually, always keep breathing. Don’t get in a hurry. Always be patient with yourself and your horse.

There are many large classes at Youth Nationals, and many amateur exhibitors wonder how you can keep track of so many horses and riders. Do you have a special system? Kathy Callahan-Smith: I love to judge and get to officiate at about 20 shows a year for several different breeds and disciplines. This experience allows me to be very comfortable in the show ring no matter the size of the classes. I also attribute the ability to remember horses from competing on Youth Judging Teams, where we were taught to recall horses in a class and substantiate our placings in oral reasons. I really do look at every exhibitor in each class and give them every opportunity to make it to the top of my card.

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Chris Culbreth: In a large class, it is important to first identify which horses are the best examples of the division they are competing in based upon the class description in the rulebook. Once I have identified those horses, I merely watch the class and apply the class specifications to my decision. Jan Decker: My system is to know the rules and specifications and try to follow them to the letter. Large classes are easier in a lot of ways, because as a judge you can usually find the best horses and riders to put on your card instead of who is the least worse. Once the class settles and the gate is closed, I look for the best representative of the class specifications and their number goes to the top of the card followed by the second best and so on down the line of placings. I may make a shorthand note of the horse color or physical characteristic to help me identify that horse later in the class to confirm my first opinion. Serious errors or non-contenders go in a separate column. Then I verify numbers in the line-up and turn in the card. Of course, many classes are individual works with specific score sheets, and judges just need to know the penalties and scores and how to communicate comments to a scribe.

has a chance to be seen. Everyone has their own way that works best for them for sorting out horses. What works for me is a plus, check, minus system. Karen Homer-Brown: Once the class is called, I am mentally aware of the class specifications, criteria and standard of perfection before the first horse enters the arena. A good combination of horse and exhibitor performing to the standards will always stand out. Then it is a matter of ranking. When judging the Youth Nationals (or for that matter any national level competition), one has the opportunity to judge the best of the best, therefore making it a joy to officiate. Bill Hughes: Judging is comprised of two basic elements— observation and evaluation. I write numbers down on my pad for horses I want to consider. I also have the bottom of my card where I write the number of horses that have had a major problem. I form an order of my choices as the class progresses. By the time the horses are lined up, I have my placings. If the horses are backed into a line, I will change placings depending on what happens. I try to concentrate on the class and do not want to spend the entire time writing on my pad or I could be in danger of missing the class.

Laura Doran: I do have a special system for keeping track of large classes. I start with three columns on my pad of paper with a small box at the bottom. As horses come in the gate, I write every number down the left hand side. As the class continues the first direction, I tend not to write much. If I see something I like, your number goes in the middle column and you might get a + or ++ or maybe even a ++ ☺. I want to really watch the class and not get too caught up with looking down to make excessive notes. A wrong lead or ill-mannered behavior will earn a spot in the “oops box” on the bottom of the page. Once the class has turned around, I start refining my middle column. There are usually arrows going this way and that as the class ensues and performances improve or decline. Finally, as the class is called into line, I jot down my final placing in the righthand column.

Tell us how long you have been judging horse shows. What have you seen change in those years?

Cheryl Fletcher: The classes are large and that is a great thing! Sections will be run so that hopefully everyone

Leo Conroy: I’ve been judging for more than 25 years. It is always a privilege to judge at a show of this caliber.

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John Ryan: I do not have a special system for large classes. I have found that most classes fall into place.

Kathy Callahan-Smith: I have been judging horse shows for more than 25 years. Education of judges, exhibitors and owners are the biggest changes I have seen over the years. I believe education about correct movement in our horses is probably the biggest and most important recent improvement.


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What I’ve noticed is that the caliber of horses, riders and the level of training has increased dramatically. Chris Culbreth: I received my Arabian Judges License in early 1980. Since then, I have officiated at over a dozen national championships in six countries. In that time, it has been interesting to watch our breed evolve. We continue to refine what our horses and riders are capable of doing. I feel we have made great strides in rewarding type in our halter horses. I am also encouraged by our dedication to rewarding performance horses with quality motion. Jan Decker: I have judged horses for over 30 years. The thing I have seen change the most is scoring systems and judges being made more accountable for their placings. This is across the board in reining, trail, equitation and breeding. Exhibitors demand more knowledge in their judges, and I think judges have answered the call. Laura Doran: This is my 10th year as an Arabian judge, and I am as honored to be part of this magnificent breed today as I was when I earned my card in 2000. I have noticed a great increase in quality over the past 10 years. The horse and rider teams just seem to get better with time. It is a real joy and honor to be part of this year’s Youth Nationals. I am looking forward to every minute of it! Cheryl Fletcher: I have been judging since 2000. I have heard many judges tell stories about things they have seen or that have happened to them. I guess I have been fortunate to have had so many good experiences. The worst thing that has happened to me is being forgotten at the hotel and having to get a ride to the show with an exhibitor! Karen Homer-Brown: I have been judging with a USEF/ AHA judging license for 33 years, and five years prior to licensing I judged open and 4-H shows. As a judge, there have been many changes. In the Arabian horse industry, one of the greatest changes that has occurred is the development of the Arabian Youth Nationals. This is a great competition for many reasons!

Additionally, the newest trends in showing horses that I am observing is the comeback of the multi-breed and discipline shows, as well as the “open division classes” which allow all breeds to compete together. Shows are also getting creative developing “stimulus packages” to enter shows. I have also seen shows have jackpots for every class. Every entry in the class has an equal opportunity to have their number drawn from a hat to receive the money. It is done before the awards are announced. Recently, I saw a young lady win $1,000 in a large jackpot class and did not get a ribbon. She was thrilled to receive the money. I am also seeing a few Arabian shows change their ratings from “A” to “B” or “C.” The ratings have to do with the amount of money the show gives out. Bill Hughes: I started judging Arabians in 1973 and judged my first national show in 1978. I have seen many changes in those years. The quality of horses and proficiency of the riders have greatly increased. We see much smaller classes at the local shows, but great riders and horses are present at the national level. I am very excited to be judging Youth Nationals again. Bev Rogers: I have been judging dressage for almost 30 years. During that time, the caliber of riding technically has improved vastly with a better understanding of the basics. John Ryan: I have been judging for 15 years. I feel that in those years our amateurs and trainers have learned to present a better picture in the show ring. Jimmy Wofford: I judged my first show in 1976 and judged unrated or local shows until 1988 when I received my “R” status to judge hunters, jumpers, hunt seat equitation and hunter breeding classes. The changes … wow! Horse showing has become a large industry—the cost of the animals, lessons, training, upkeep, clothes, and equipment. Other things that have changed are the greater distances we now travel to shows, the importation of animals from other countries, more and more classes, more shows, and the number of shows people attend in a year’s time. ■

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Katie Koosmann 2 0 1 0 Yo u t h N a t i o n a l s MA K ings Ransom +/ PB Hunter Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 2009 Candian National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure JTR 2008 Candian National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure JTR

Af ires Freedom +// PB Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 PB English Show Hack JOTR & JTR 14-17 2009 Youth National Top Ten Country English Pl & Show Hack 2009 Candian National Top Ten Country English Pleasure 2009 Region 11 Champion Country English Pleasure 2009 Region 10 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure 2008 Youth National Top Ten Country English Pl & Show Hack 2008 Candian National Champion Country English Pleasure

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Marie

Brooke

Brooke Marie Jarvis

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Brooke SV JUSTAJOY Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17

LADY AVA ISABELA Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17

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PHEOBE AFIRE Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17

FUNKY WHITE BOY Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17

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Reserve National Champion

AIR GHAZI

ferrara

UPHA Walk/Trot 10 & Under HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation HA/AA Country Pleasure

Reserve National Champion

EA CROWN PRINCE Saddle Seat Equitation Country English Pleasure

WALK/TROT 10 & UNDER Owned by Elise & Elaina Roeder, Strafford, MO 72 • YOUTH | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Reserve National Champion

GOTT HAVE FAME C

vesty

church

H/A Country English Pleasure

Reserve National Champion

EA CROWN PRINCE Country Pleasure Driving

JOTR/JTR 14-17 Owned by Elise & Elaina Roeder, Strafford, MO J U NE 2010 | YOUTH • 73


TEMPTING FIRE English Pleasure

JOTR/JTR 14-17 Owned by Boyd and Julie Batterman, Bennet, NE 74 • YOUTH | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


ferrara

schatzberg

One final year at Youth Nationals!

Multi-National Champion

CONWAY H/A Saddle Seat Equitation UPHA Challenge Cup H/A Country Pleasure Driving

Owned by Carla & Randy Meiners, Pleasant Hill, IA

National Champion

SF SPELLBOUND ferrara

English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Owned by Laura Carrington, Las Vegas, NV

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Sophia Handel great in hunt ... great in western ... and now in HALTER with

Proud parents: Ellen and Jeff Handel Proud grandparents: Sharon and John Ames Competing at Youth Nationals in Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Type Gelding JTH 17 & Under

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Shutup And Dance

Thank you to Terry Anne and David Boggs of Midwest for offering the opportunity to show multi-National Champion Shutup And Dance in the Arabian Horse Times Readers' Choice fund-raising auction for the Horsemen's Distress Fund.

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Yo u t h N a t i o n a l s     ___________________________

Caitlin Pigott W I T H

Sunny Malibu Sunset M+/

Kru Krusayder+/

Arabian Western Pleasure -

Justin

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Youth Halter Showmanshp - Half-Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English  & Under

LA Justincredible+//

Arabian Hunter Pleasure -

BW

Cyzzle

Broadway Show

Moonlightt Cyzzle+//

Arabian Western Pleasure -

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure -

Scotty

Harley

Supernatural PR

CMH Topnotch Gold

Arabian Country English Pleasure -

Half-Arabian Western Pleasure -

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Yo u t h N a t i o n a l s     ___________________________

Sarah Esqueda “Unmasked” Competing In  & Under Divisions

Arabian Hunter Pleasure ETC

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure

Cracklin Rosy+//

Multi-Youth and Canadian Top Tens in Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR/JOTR and Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English JTR

Moonlightt Cyzzle+//

Half-Arabian Show Hack

The Big Dance+// 2X Youth National Champion Half-Arabian English Show Hack JTR 2X Canadian National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Show Hack JTR and Open 2010 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 2010 Region 7 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Show Hack ATR and Open 2010 Region 7 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR and AOTR

Multi-Canadian and Youth National Top Tens, Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR/JOTR and Half-Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English and 2010 Region 7 Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR/JOTR

Half-Arabian English Pleasure

Mama Mia LOA 2010 Region 7 Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse and JTR

Half-Arabian Western Pleasure CMH

Topnotch Gold

2010 AHASFV 47th Arabian Horse Show, 1st Place Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR

Arabian Western Pleasure

Krusayder+/ 2010 Region 7 Top Five (overall third) Arabian Western Pleasure JTR

Arabian Western Pleasure

Broadway Show 2010 Region 7 Top Five (overall fourth) Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR

HIGHLAND PRIDE ARABIANS La Habra Heights, California www.highlandpridearabians.com Trained by CYNTHIA BURKMAN www.burkmancentre.com J U NE 2010 | YOUTH • 79


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Let’s all do what we do best!

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Lighting up the ring—showtime style!

Collect Call & Gabrielle Aguirre +

(VF Premonition x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue)

Competing in Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under

2009 Region 14 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Underr Numerous 2009 and 2008 Youth National Top Tens 2007 Youth National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure 10 & Under Owned by Kelli and Gabrielle Aguirre 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853

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Lighting up the ring—showtime style!

No Apollogeez & Chloe Iversen (Apollopalooza x To A Wild Rose)

Competing in Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17

2010 Region 12 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR Top Five Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Owned by Twin Creek Farm LLC 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853

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Lighting up the ring—showtime style!

Gardenia Afire & Lexie Keding (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold)

Competing in Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17

2010 Region 12 Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Owned by Jacklyn Demps

Meind Games & Lexie Keding

CF

(Meistermind x Bolenora)

Competing in Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14-17 2010 Region 12 Top Five Arabian Country Pleasure Open and JTR 17 & Under 2009 Canadian National Reserve Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse Available for Purchase Owned by Caroline Ford 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853

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Mackenzie

Competing in: Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under Youth Halter Showmanship 13 & Under Arabian Geldings JOTH/JTH 13 & Under

ayne & Defenitee

“We are incredibly proud of your commitment to prepare; to challenge yourself beyond what you might have thought you are capable of doing. It’s that characteristic that will continue to make you successful in all that you do in life…” ~We love you, Mom & Dad

Arianna Louise Andre & Balize PR+/ 2009 Unanimous National Champion Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 & Under 2008 National Reserve Champion Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 & Under

Competing in: Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under Arabian English Show Hack JOTR 17 & Under Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 & Under Arabian Mounted Native Costume JOTR 17 & Under

RK

Baby girl, You make us so proud. You and Balize have come a long way since your walk/trot days. Some days you get the chicken, and other days you get the feathers in the horse show world. We hope to see you driving home on Sunday with the chicken! ~ Love Mom and Dad Rhonda Karsten Training Center| 4579 Hillside Ave., Norco, CA Rhondakxoxo@sbcglobal.net | 661.609.6128

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Sarah Karsten, her final Youth Nationals with Apollos Glory+ Competing in: Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14-17 Mounted Native Costume JTR 14-17 Show Hack 14-17

Brakes on Fire+ Competing in: Half-Arabian JOTR/JTR 14-17 Showmanship Show Hack Half-Arabian Country Mounted Native Costume

SarahYour grandparents and I are so very proud of the lady you have become. Your accomplishments and desire to always do your best makes you such a wonderful person. Good luck this year, go get ‘em and have fun! ~ Love Mom, Grandma and Grandpa.

Rebecca Shupek & Kharmen Electra 2009 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 2009 Region 1 Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 2009 Region 1 Top Five Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 2010 Region 7 Top Five Half-Arabian Western Side Saddle Open 2010 Region 7 Top Five Half-Arabian Mare Stock/Hunter AOTH

Competing in: Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Western Ladies Side Saddle 17 & Under Half-Arabian Mare Stock/Hunter JOTH 14-17 Halter Showmanship 14-17

BeckyI could not have wished for a better daughter. Every day your sense of humor, willingness to help others, and your zest for life inspire me to be a better person. I am so proud of the woman you are becoming. Have a great time at Nationals and good luck in your classes. -Love, Mom

Rhonda Karsten Training Center| 4579 Hillside Ave., Norco, CA Rhondakxoxo@sbcglobal.net | 661.609.6128

RK

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The Brass Ring Presents Taylor Kraft and ... National Champion

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Tempting Fait

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving JTD 17 & Under 2009 & 2010 Region 9 Champion JTR

Pepiliero Arabian Reining JTR 14-17 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion JTR

National Champion CA

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Hermano

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 2010 Region 9 Champion JOTR 2010 Region 9 Reserve Champion JTR

Proudly owned by Taylor & Karen Kraft Cypress, Texas

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Kathryn The Brass Knebel RingPresents Presents... Kathryn Knebel and ... Allegience

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-17 2010 Unanimous Scottsdale Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open and JOTR 14-17 2008 Youth National Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2007 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse

Casablanca Afire

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Arabian English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under and JOTR 14-17 Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Multiple National Champion Arabian English Show Hack

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The Future Of The Breed— Arabian Horse Youth Association Moves Things Forward by Colleen Scott

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hen board members of the 2009/2010 Arabian Horse Youth Association (AHYA) started asking why Arabians were excluded from being asked to perform test #16 in the USEF/EC Equitation section (which allows the judge to have the riders switch horses), they didn’t get any satisfactory responses. Although there might have been a reason long ago why the exclusion was provided in the rules, there didn’t seem to be anyone able to articulate it now.


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AHYA President Austin Garrett.

Enter the force of young people dedicated to changing for the better what they perceive as something that needs changing. AHYA President Austin Garrett, Temecula, Calif., says he is particularly proud of the work AHYA members did over the last year to research the topic, follow protocol to bring the measure forward, and ultimately see it to passage on the floor at the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) convention. The result of their efforts is as follows: Starting with the 2011 show season, judges may ask for Test #16, or EC equivalent, in the final of the 14 – 17 saddle seat equitation division. Vice-President Katie Pelphrey championed the measure in her capacity as chairman of the Equitation/Showmanship Committee. She describes the experience as being one that taught her about commitment. “If you really feel strongly about something, you have to stand behind it. Not everyone is going to agree, but if you want to change something, you have to work hard and be involved and remain committed,” she says.

“If you really feel strongly about something, you have to stand behind it. Not everyone is going to agree, but if you want to change something, you have to work hard and be involved and remain committed.”

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“Through AHYA we can be leaders representing something in which we believe. AHYA will help us in the future, not only with our involvement in the Arabian horse community, but also with life, higher education, and the real world.”

Angela Mannick, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, describes the experience during the past year as being one that really helped bridge the gap between the adults and youth. “The work they did on bringing the resolution forward is something in which they can be proud,” she says. In addition to their efforts in that area, Mannick also says the AHYA provides an excellent way for youth to get involved in the association. “The AHYA is a great way to get youth participating in the decision-making structure of AHA,” she says. “They like getting involved and will then keep working as they become adults, because they see and understand how the process works.” Garrett echoes this sentiment and sees the organization as a great place to build the future of the breed. “AHYA represents the youth element of a very large organization, and it provides a venue for our voices to be heard,” he says. “Through AHYA we can be leaders representing something in which we believe. AHYA will help us in the future, not only with our involvement in the Arabian horse community, but also with life, higher education, and the real world.” Besides providing the opportunity for leadership positions, such as President, Vice-President, etc., AHYA has a committee structure that reflects the one utilized by AHA.

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Those committees include: Convention/Credentials; Youth Nationals; Youth Activities; Membership & Fundraising Promotions; Regional/National Classes; Equitation/Showmanship; Nominating; Public Relations; Working Western; and Sport Horse. The committees each have a chairperson and meet in person at three different meetings throughout the year. Any youth member can sign up to be on a youth committee. Mannick is especially pleased with the performance of the Membership & Fundraising Promotions Committee this year. “The kids have really been hustling,” she says. “We had a record silent auction during our convention last year, and we have record sponsor sales for the youth qualifier t-shirts that are complimentary to every youth that qualifies for Youth Nationals.” In addition to their stellar fundraising efforts, Mannick has praise for the efforts of the AHYA to bridge the gap in communication between themselves and the adults active in AHA. “Many of the youth committee leaders have formed relationships with their adult committee counterparts,” she says. While the AHYA members are separated by large geographic boundaries, it hasn’t hampered their ability to effect change within the organization. That can be attributed to Garrett’s leadership. “When someone calls me with an idea, suggestion or complaint, or if they want to change something about a rule or class, I always tell them that the best way to make a change is for them to get involved personally,” he relates. “There’s always something relevant they could be doing to help, whether it is on a local, regional or national level.” Besides encouraging other youth to become involved in the organization in some capacity, Garrett also makes an effort to respond to other youth member’s ideas. “I do try to bring ideas and suggestions to either the board or appropriate committee and then respond back to the person who brought the idea to the table initially,” he says.


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Following a year of successful fundraising and the passing of a resolution, Garrett is now planning his exit address when his term expires with the election of the new AHYA president. What is his message? “I’m going to talk about moving forward and keeping strong, even through adversity,” Garrett says. “Times are tough for everyone right now, but we all have personal strengths we can bring to the organization to make the future better.”

the championing of a new resolution, with helping her understand what goes on within the organization besides what is visible at horse shows. Pelphrey encourages everyone to get involved in AHYA. “If you are sitting at home complaining, or you have an idea about how to make something better, or you just want to meet a lot of other people interested in the Arabian horse, you should get involved with AHYA,” she says.

Garrett also has advice for the incoming president, which is to take things one day at a time and remember that the role of AHYA president is to represent a very large and diverse group of youth as a whole.

The Louisville, Ky., native began showing at Class A shows in 2003 as a walk/trot rider, winning her first championship at Youth Nationals in 2005 in Half-Arabian/ Anglo-Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under. She has numerous national, regional and Class A championships, reserves and top honors in dressage, hunter hack, working hunter, hunter seat equitation, hunter pleasure and in-hand. “Katie is so athletic and talented,” says Adrienne Hancock-Leong of Stonehurst Riding Club. “She gets it. She can feel it and knows when to push and when she has to let go. She has a great show ring presence, and she wants to win!”

For more information about AHYA, go to www.arabianhorses.org and click on youth. ❚

Youth Of The Year Katie Pelphrey

Besides her school and equine activities, Pelphrey is active in her local community. Through the NHS, she tutored disadvantaged children and has worked with the St. Vincent de Paul Santa Shop. She has also volunteered to assist disabled children in a therapeutic riding program and helps out at the YMCA’s after-school program. With a show record that spans 12 pages, a 4.0 grade point average and active participation in the Y-club, National Honor Society (NHS), the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, and the Kentucky Youth Assembly, it is a wonder the 2009 Arabian Horse Association Youth Of The Year Katie Pelphrey has any free time at all. Yet, she manages to make time, especially for the thing for which she is most passionate—the Arabian horse. Pelphrey is wrapping up her year as Vice-President of the Arabian Horse Youth Association and intends to run for President at this year’s Youth Convention. She credits the year-long experience, which included

Planning to enter the University of Kentucky in the fall, Pelphrey is looking forward to dedicating volunteer hours at the World Equestrian Games, which take place in the fall at the Kentucky Horse Park. Each year the Youth Of The Year subcommittee works to find an AHYA member who is an excellent breed representative. Anyone may nominate an AHYA youth member for the Youth Of The Year Award. The regional director or director-at-large must approve Youth Of The Year nominees. Nominations, postmarked no later than September 1st, must be submitted to the offices of AHA for consideration.

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